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'.
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.
The development of their competence in information and communication technology and its application to other areas of learning.
Academic and other achievements
Their achievements in scholarships and competitions, other academic distinctions, and success in sports, the performing and other arts.
Develop spiritual understanding and an appreciation of non-material aspects of life, whether religious, philosophical or other.
Social development and collaboration
Are socially aware and so are able to work effectively with others, including to solve problems and achieve common goals.
Contribution to others, the school and the community
Fulfil responsibilities and contribute positively to the lives of others within the school, including in boarding, the local community and wider society.
Respecting diversity and cultural understanding
Respect and value diversity within society, show respect for and appreciation of their own and other cultures, and demonstrate sensitivity and tolerance to those from different backgrounds and traditions.
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.