Inspection Report

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We are all extremely proud of our recent inspection report from the Independent School Inspectorate. We have been graded as excellent in all areas of its provision, for the second time in three years. 

Eleven inspectors from all over the world spent a week conducting lesson observations, interviewing parents, pupils, staff and governors. Over two hundred interviews and lesson observations were conducted. Inspectors also reviewed the school’s policies to ensure that they comply with UK standards of good practice.

The following aspects were reported upon:
  • Pupils’ achievements and their learning, attitudes and skills
  • Curricular and extra-curricular provision
  • Quality of teaching
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
  • Arrangements for welfare, health and safety
  • Governance of the school
  • Leadership and management of the school
  • Links with parents, carers and guardians
For any school to achieve the highest ‘excellent’ judgements in all eight areas of an inspection is a great achievement. To attain this in all areas in two successive ISI inspections, as we have done, is a feat that very few schools can boast. 

To see the report in full, please click here

Some of the highlights of the report are:

“From the EYFS onwards, pupils are highly successful in their learning and become confident learners”.

“Pupils achieve significant success in GCSE, IGCSE and more recently, in A Level examinations”.

“The excellent curricular and extra-curricular provision provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils of all needs and abilities”.

“Pupils are strongly supported by the excellent quality of teaching”.

“Pupils benefit from an enriching range of trips and visits”.

“The school fully meets its aims to uphold the values of integrity, honesty and respect for others, within a vibrant, happy and secure environment”.

“Pupils are typically confident, mature and articulate and have a clear moral sense of right and wrong”.

“There is a vibrant cultural mix within the school”.

“Together with the administrative and advisory staff of the BSF, the governors provide strong support for the work of the school, enabling the school to meet its aims successfully”.  

“The senior leadership and management provides a clear and coherent vision, guided by the BSF Charter and detailed in a longer-term strategic plan, thereby enabling the school to meet the aims at the centre of this Charter”.

“The quality of links with parents, carers and guardians is excellent with very many parents actively supporting school activities and events”.

This outstanding feedback is the result of an incredible commitment from the whole community including academic, administrative and support staff, parents, pupils and the BSF board to create a school of the highest quality.

You can also read our inspection report from 2013 and visit the ISI Website by clicking here.