Having joined the Independent Schools’ Association, we are now inspected by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI).
This is a rigorous inspection by a highly-trained team that understands the excellent standards required by modern-day parents for their children when they chose to send their children to private schools.
There are two types of inspection – one that checks all aspects of how a school operates to ensure that every area meets the ISI standards, with a special emphasis on the safety of children and is called a regulatory compliance inspection; the other checks both regulatory compliance but emphasises quality of education.
The school has just had a regulatory compliance inspection. During this time, inspectors went in to classrooms, looked at exercise books of children, inspected lesson plans within schemes of work, examined the progress made by children including results at Year 6 level, sampled the extra-curricular provision, looked at how we handle complaints, recruitment and how we kept children safe. They did this across the whole school, from Nursery to Year 6. They also listened to the voice of parents and children – the vast majority of which were highly positive.
I am delighted to say that the inspectors were very pleased with what they saw.
The inspectors are only allowed to give two judgements: met or unmet.
Westbury House School, its highly capable staff and very engaged children met all standards. We are delighted with this judgement.