ISI Regulatory Compliance Report, October 2017
Hilden Grange was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in October 2017. This inspection focussed on regulatory compliance. Previously this was integrated into one inspection, see below. The inspectors assess how the school meets the Independent School Standards which are divided into eight parts as follows:
- Quality of education provided
- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
- Welfare, health and safety of pupils
- Suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors
- Premises of and accommodation at schools
- Provision of information
- Manner in which complaints are handled
- Quality of leadership in and management of schools
Hilden Grange was judged as meeting the required standards in all areas. The full report may be read here.
No judgements were made on the quality of education at the school, but a separate inspection, due before October 2019, will make these judgements.
ISI Integrated Inspection Report, October 2013
The school was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in October 2013 and the 'excellent rating' was applied to every section and sub-section of the report, which appraised pupils’ achievements, the contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision, quality of teaching, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, leadership and pastoral care. The quality of pupils’ achievements came in for particular praise. The inspectors noted that, throughout the school, Hilden Grange pupils ‘demonstrate advanced levels of reading, writing and mathematics for their age’ and that they also ‘achieve high standards across a broad range of cultural and sporting activities’. The inspectors agreed with the school’s stated aim to realise every pupil’s potential, recognising this was extremely well supported by a ‘wide-ranging curriculum and a broad range of extra-curricular activities.’
‘Highly dedicated’ staff were described as having ‘high expectations’, and ‘teaching lessons with confidence and enthusiasm’, using an ‘exciting range of teaching approaches which keep pupils interested and engaged’, an approach that leads to ‘high standards of progress’.
‘Excellent relationships between staff and pupils’ and a ‘strong sense of community’ leads to behaviour described as ‘exemplary’, according to the inspectors. Pupils were praised for the consideration and kindness shown towards their peers. In this regard, adults were seen as ‘excellent role models’, providing high expectations.
Please read the full report here.