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

Exam results and change in attainment over time

The change in their attainment levels over time, including evidence from externally standardised tests and examination results.
 

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A2

Knowledge, skills and understanding (KSU)

The development of their knowledge, understanding and skills across the areas of learning (linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education).

No post to display.

A3

Communication

The development of their competence in communication (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and its application to other areas of learning.

A4

Numeracy

The development of their competence in numeracy and the application of their knowledge and skills in mathematics to other areas of learning.

No post to display.

A5

ICT

The development of their competence in information and communication technology and its application to other areas of learning.

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

Academic and other achievements

Their achievements in scholarships and competitions, other academic distinctions, and success in sports, the performing and other arts.

A8

Attitudes

Their attitudes towards learning, including their ability to demonstrate initiative and independence, their willingness to work collaboratively and the extent to which they take leadership in their learning.

No post to display.

Pupils’ personal development

P1

Self-understanding

Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline and resilience, including an understanding of how to improve their own learning and performance, so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.

No post to display.

P2

Decision-making

Understand that the decisions they make are important determinants of their own success and well-being.

No post to display.

P3

Spiritual understanding

Develop spiritual understanding and an appreciation of non-material aspects of life, whether religious, philosophical or other.

P4

Moral understanding and responsibility for own behaviour

Distinguish right from wrong, understand and respect systems of rules and laws, and accept responsibility for their own behaviour, including towards others.

No post to display.

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.
 

No post to display.

Senior School (ages 13-18)

Pupils’ Academic and Other achievements

A1

Exam results and change in attainment over time

The change in their attainment levels over time, including evidence from externally standardised tests and examination results.
 

No post to display.

A2

Knowledge, skills and understanding (KSU)

The development of their knowledge, understanding and skills across the areas of learning (linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education).

No post to display.

A3

Communication

The development of their competence in communication (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and its application to other areas of learning.

No post to display.

A4

Numeracy

The development of their competence in numeracy and the application of their knowledge and skills in mathematics to other areas of learning.

No post to display.

A5

ICT

The development of their competence in information and communication technology and its application to other areas of learning.

No post to display.

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

Academic and other achievements

Their achievements in scholarships and competitions, other academic distinctions, and success in sports, the performing and other arts.

No post to display.

A8

Attitudes

Their attitudes towards learning, including their ability to demonstrate initiative and independence, their willingness to work collaboratively and the extent to which they take leadership in their learning.

No post to display.

Pupils’ personal development

P1

Self-understanding

Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline and resilience, including an understanding of how to improve their own learning and performance, so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.

No post to display.

P2

Decision-making

Understand that the decisions they make are important determinants of their own success and well-being.

No post to display.

P3

Spiritual understanding

Develop spiritual understanding and an appreciation of non-material aspects of life, whether religious, philosophical or other.

No post to display.

P4

Moral understanding and responsibility for own behaviour

Distinguish right from wrong, understand and respect systems of rules and laws, and accept responsibility for their own behaviour, including towards others.

No post to display.

P5

Social development and collaboration

Are socially aware and so are able to work effectively with others, including to solve problems and achieve common goals.

No post to display.

P6

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.
 

No post to display.

P7

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.

No post to display.

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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            Respects

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              Adventure

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