In September 2021, Gad’s Hill School was inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate.
This was a Regulatory Compliance Inspection.
This was a three-day inspection scrutinising our adherence to independent school regulatory standards governing: the quality of education provided; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils; their welfare, health and safety; the suitability of staff and proprietors; the school premises; provision of information; the manner in which complaints are handled, and; the quality of leadership in and management of the school. To inform their decisions, the visiting team observed lessons, conducted formal interviews with pupils and examined samples of their work. They held discussions with members of staff and with the Chair of Governors, observed a sample of extra-curricular activities and attended assemblies. Inspectors visited the Nursery, as well as our Inclusion department. The responses of parents, staff and pupils in the pre-inspection questionnaires were analysed and the inspectors examined curriculum and other documentation.
This type of inspection does not provide any value judgements of the quality of the school’s education, except in so far as it meets regulatory thresholds; inspectors could only judge us to be either compliant or non-compliant in each of the areas above. I am very pleased to say that the ISI have indeed found that we meet all the standards, including the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. A copy of the inspection report is available below.
Inspectors were very grateful to the significant number of parents who took the time to complete the questionnaire.