Headmaster’s Update on ISI Inspection

Friday 15 February 2019

It gives me great pleasure to share our published ISI Inspection report following the inspectors’ visit at the beginning of November 2018.  The inspection could not have gone better; Christ’s Hospital has met all standards without any action points given.

The inspectors were impressed with how the school is so successfully meeting its aims and provides a caring community that fosters respect for others, self-confidence and a sense of service. The inspectors recognised that our students are highly resilient and throughout the school the students receive outstanding pastoral support.

The report, which is in eight parts, covers everything from quality of education; spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils; and welfare, health and safety of pupils – to suitability of staff, premises, provision of information, handling of complaints, and quality of leadership and management.

Quality of education: “The pupils’ knowledge, skill and understanding across all areas of learning is excellent.  Pupils make significant progress from different academic starting points, achieving high levels of attainment regardless of their ability.”

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils: “Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.”

Welfare, health and safety of pupils: “…good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as reasonably practicable…there is a strategic approach to risk assessment. A disability plan is in place.”

Regulatory compliance inspectors also look at compliance only and, as such, report on the School’s compliance with Independent School Standards regulations and those set out by the Department for Education. Should any requirements not be met, the inspectors specify actions that need to be taken by the school in order to meet those requirements.  I am delighted to be able to report no action is required.

I would like to thank everyone who played a part in the outcome of this inspection with special thanks to all the staff for their continuous hard work and dedication and to the support given to Christ’s Hospital from parents and governors.

Simon Reid