Inspection Reports

Inspection Reports

Spring Grove School is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), the body appointed by the Department for Education to inspect independent schools in England.

We are delighted to report that in our most recent inspection (EQI, February 2023) the inspectors found that the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is ‘excellent’, and the quality of the pupils’ personal development is also ‘excellent’ – the highest grades achievable for both outcomes.

Here’s some examples of what the inspectors said:

They are confident and articulate speakers who communicate with enthusiasm, clarity and expression and display great enjoyment in class discussion.
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Children in the EYFS are curious, creative learners and are able to apply their skills extremely effectively.
Independent Schools Inspectorate
A particular strength of the school is pupils’ exuberance and naturally appreciative approach to both curricular and co-curricular activities
Independent Schools Inspectorate
The great desire for pupils to give of their best, to succeed and maximise their ability was noted throughout the school.
Independent Schools Inspectorate

Prior to September 2023, the school was required to undergo two different types of inspections, completed by the ISI:

  • Regulatory Compliance Inspection (RCI)–to ensure that the School had all of the requisite policies in place, that they were compliant with the regulations set by the Department for Education and understood and followed by all of the staff. No judgements on educational outcomes were made as part of this inspection, only whether the School met the required standards as part of its normal working practices.
  • Educational Quality with Focused Compliance (EQI) – this type of inspection looked more deeply at how the School operated and what it did to provide a satisfactory level of educational outcome for its pupils. This was split into pastoral outcomes and academic outcomes, and the role of the inspection was to help ensure that the School fulfilled both its obligations and promises. It also covered and checked a targeted section of policies and practices.

From September 2023 onwards the ISI Inspection framework has been updated. There is now one type of routine inspection, and each school should typically be inspected once every three years. The resulting report will follow the structure of the new ISI framework which can be accessed here.

Please use the links below to access Spring Grove School’s ISI inspection reports.

ISI Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report – February 2023 ISI Report for a Material Change – May 2022 ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report – June 2018 ISI Inspection Report – 2015