Following Repton School's February 2018 Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report for Schools with Residential Provision, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has now published its resulting report.
Repton School has successfully met all the requirements of the inspection, with the report concluding ‘the school meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2015 and associated requirements, and no further action is required as a result of this inspection.’
The ISI compliance inspection assessed numerous categories including the quality of education provided, the welfare, health and safety and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. The premises of accommodation and the quality of leadership and management were also inspected.
Looking at academic achievement, inspectors found that both our A Level and GCSE results are well above the national average for maintained schools. The report also notes that in the years of 2014 to 2016, GCSE results were ‘higher than worldwide norms’.
The group of five inspectors observed lessons, conducted formal interviews with pupils and examined their work. Discussions were held with members of staff and with the Chair of Governors, Sir Henry Every Bt. They observed a sample of the extra-curricular activities that occurred during the inspection.
Boarding houses and the medical centre were also visited during the inspection. The responses of parents and pupils to pre-inspection questionnaires were analysed, and the inspectors examined a range of documentation made available by the school.
In the previous inspection of 2014, Repton School was recognised as being “exceptionally successful in achieving its aims” and our pupils “benefit from the many opportunities afforded them by the curriculum and the wide range of activities available”.
The ISI inspects schools according to a standard framework for inspection which is laid down for the purposes of ensuring that standards are maintained and that the school complies with relevant legal requirements. This framework has been agreed with the DfES and OFSTED which have recognised the ISI as the body responsible for regular inspection of schools in England that are affiliated to the Independent Schools Council.