Hilden Grange School

Inspection Reports

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.

Please read the full report here (opens as pdf document).

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.