The College is inspected regularly by an external, independent inspectorate, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
The ISI carried out a Boarding Welfare Inspection in February 2014. The Inspection highlighted the excellence of the care students receive at the College and the superb organisation and experience of the HomeStay programme, which is a special part of the student’s stay in London.
More recently The ISI visited the College in March 2017 for a full inspection. This inspection was compiled into two reports; an Educational Quality Inspection and a Focused Compliance Inspection. The college was awarded “Excellent” in all categories across both reports.
The previous full inspection of the college was a standard inspection in March 2011. The recommendations from that inspection were:
- Ensure that an attractive weekend programme of activities is arranged for students living with host families
- Provide in-service training that helps teachers to avoid directing students’ work too closely
- Ensure that a clear record is kept of those who are off the college site at any given time during the college day
In the 2017 report, the ISI stated “The College has successfully met all the recommendations of the previous full inspection”
A summary of the main findings from the 2017 report are as follows:
- The quality of the students’ academic and other achievements is “Excellent”
- Strong leadership, small class sizes and dedicated teaching staff are strong contributory factors to students’ academic outcomes.
- Students have outstanding attitudes to their learning, which is a hallmark of the lessons at the college.
- International students who arrive with limited English make rapid progress from their starting points.
- Students exhibit high levels of self-esteem and self-awareness, and are supported individually and collectively by dedicated staff.
- Students develop wider life skills such as co-operation, personal fitness and leadership through participation in a good range of extra-curricular activities including sport and academic societies run by students themselves.
- The quality of the students’ personal development is “Excellent”
- The college is a diverse and vibrant international community in which students exhibit very high levels of mutual tolerance and respect.
- During their time at college, students mature into independent and self-motivated young adults who are well prepared for the next stage of their lives and who have developed the skills and attributes which will lead them to contribute successfully to society.
- Students demonstrate a clear understanding of their host country, benefiting from a well-devised personal, social, health and economic educations (PSHEE) programme which covers a wide range of topics relevant to them such as mental health, British values, the British legal system and self-esteem.
- Boarding both in the boarding house and in the many host families is a strong contributory factor to the successful personal development of the students.
If you wish to read our reports in full you can do so by clicking on the links below:2017 Educational Quality Inspection 2017 Focused Compliance Inspection 2014 Boarding Inspection