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ISI Inspection Report 2018

ISI Inspection Report 2018

King’s College celebrated the result of a full inspection in March 2018. The school was judged to be “excellent” in both the achievement and the personal development of its pupils – the highest possible rating under the current inspection framework. This judgment places King’s College at the forefront of independent schools in the region and amongst the best in the UK.

The full, integrated inspection first looked at regulatory requirements, and found the school to be compliant. The inspectors went on to look at the quality of the education provided, gathering information from pupil and parent surveys, exam results, scrutiny of pupils’ work, interviews with staff and pupils and lesson observations.

Please use the link below to read the full report.

ISI Full Report 2018
  • “Pupils develop a love of learning which is rooted in both the expert subject knowledge and lesson planning of teachers, and in the breadth of the curriculum.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils have high levels of aesthetic appreciation and creativity, and use these in a number of areas including in art, photography, and textiles to produce excellent outcomes, both in the context of their own abilities and the standards of exam boards.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils have excellent communication skills and are highly articulate speakers in a range of contexts. They value the numerous opportunities they have for speaking in public, in lessons, in the academic and scholars’ societies where they present papers, and in the range of competitions on offer including poetry speaking.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils with EAL spoke very positively about the support they receive for their English, which results in them being able to use the language effectively within a short time of joining the school.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils have excellent study skills. From Year 9 onwards they develop a very high level of ability to analyse and to compare; the younger pupils are taught these skills through the use of mind maps and flash cards, and they said that they quickly develop the ability to use these techniques.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning; they give very positive responses to teacher feedback, become skilled collaborative learners and in addition relish the opportunities they are given to work independently.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils’ sense of the non-material aspects of life is strengthened by the wide range of work they do to support charities, giving to people or communities less fortunate than themselves.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils take every opportunity to contribute to the lives of others and they spoke with great enthusiasm about their work and experiences.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “The life of the school is enhanced by the life of the houses where taking part in the various house events gives every pupil the opportunity to experience similar challenges. In discussion, pupils said this first experience had led them to take part in a wide range of activities at whole-school or higher levels during their time at the school.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils show scholarship outside the confines of the examination curriculum. In 2016/2017 individual pupils won gold medals in the Biology Olympiad and two pupils won an award in a Cambridge University chemistry essay competition. Two further pupils won awards in Oxford University essay competitions, one in law and one in philosophy.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils display a high level of self-confidence and self-understanding. Year 9 and 10 pupils identified that they learn resilience through sporting activities and the challenges of outdoor activities such as CCF and the Ten Tors event.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Day pupils and boarders spoke very positively about their experiences within the houses, saying that the houses have a family feel to them.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “All pupils said that the culture of the school is welcoming and that pupils of many national backgrounds are integrated positively into the school environment.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018

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