ISI Inspection 2019

Our full ISI Inspection in 2019 resulted in the best possible outcome for Felsted. We were found to be compliant in all areas and ‘excellent’ in both judgements of Educational Quality (the top grading).  This is a tribute to the hard work of all the staff, pupils, governors, and of course parents, in supporting the school's vision to provide the very best all round education, and develop young people of character, who will make a difference in the world around them. 

Felsted School was inspected over three days in March by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI), the regulatory body for independent schools. It comprised both a regulatory compliance inspection and an inspection of educational quality across ages 4 to 18. Both areas of educational quality (academic achievement and personal development) were deemed excellent by inspectors. They commented;

'Pupils are highly successful, with notably positive attitudes to learning and a belief that they will succeed.'

‘Pupils develop high levels of knowledge, understanding and skills through an imaginative curriculum, meticulous planning and excellent relationships between staff and pupils'. 

Two students performing a measurement in a classroom

 

Five graduating students in formal attire walking across campus

 

Inspection Evidence

For the educational quality inspection, the school is judged around two key outcomes - pupil achievement (including academic development) and the personal development of pupils. These outcomes are split into eight different categories (A1-8 for pupil achievement and P1-9 for personal development). 

The feature below is a live evidence portal, showing our ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in these areas. 

Prep School (ages 4-12)

Pupils’ Academic and Other achievements

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

Study skills

The development of their study skills, including the ability to draw upon a suitably wide range of sources and to develop higher-order skills, including the ability to analyse, hypothesise and synthesise.

A7

A8

Pupils’ personal development

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

P6

P7

P8

Senior School (ages 13-18)

Pupils’ Academic and Other achievements

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

Study skills

The development of their study skills, including the ability to draw upon a suitably wide range of sources and to develop higher-order skills, including the ability to analyse, hypothesise and synthesise.

A7

A8

Pupils’ personal development

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

P6

P7

P8

Staying safe and keeping healthy

Know how to stay safe and understand how to be physically and mentally healthy, particularly in terms of diet, exercise and a balanced lifestyle.
 

Life at Felsted - Social Evidence

Life at Felsted

Family

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    Inspires

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      Character

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        Difference

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          Welcomes

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            Respects

            Feeds

              Adventure

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                I was delighted to see how well you had done in the ISI inspection - however this only validated what I and other parents already believe - excellence in all areas.  

                Felsted Parent

                Pupils develop high levels of knowledge, understanding and skills through an imaginative curriculum, meticulous planning and excellent relationships between staff and pupils

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils are highly successful, with notably positive attitudes to learning and a belief that they will succeed.

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to stay safe and keep healthy. They express great value for the wellbeing programme at Felsted

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils have an excellent respect for diversity and other cultures and are appreciative of different backgrounds and traditions

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils’ social development is outstanding

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils have a strong sense of right and wrong; the school actively promotes good behaviour

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils express a strong appreciation of the non-material aspects of life and of their personal spiritual understanding

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils of all ages are self-confident and take responsibility for their learning

                ISI 2019 

                Pupils develop high levels of knowledge, understanding and skills through an imaginative curriculum, meticulous planning and excellent relationships between staff and pupils

                ISI 2019