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ISI Inspection Report

In December 2019, Stroud achieved ‘Excellent’ – the highest possible grading – in its latest Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The top grading was achieved in both Academic Achievement and Personal Development. The ISI is the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools, approved by the Department for Education.  This was the first inspection of this type that the school has had since 2011 and follows a Regulated Compliance Inspection in 2017 which the school passed with no recommendations.

Amongst the key findings for pupils’ academic achievements, the inspection team identified that:

“pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding are strong across all areas of the curriculum. Their linguistic and mathematical skills are outstanding…” 

The report also stated that Stroud pupils are:

“outstanding, articulate communicators and confidently express their opinions and ideas to each other and their teachers because teaching allows them to question and explore in an atmosphere of mutual trust.” 

Additionally, in February 2017, Stroud underwent a compliance inspection and met all of the standards which are required by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Whilst this inspection focused on compliance, its main findings were that the quality of teaching allowed for pupils to make good progress in line with a suitable teaching framework. Pupils’ principles and values are actively promoted and pupils’ welfare is considered at all times. 


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Inspection Report page Inspection Report 2019 28th Jun 2022 Download
Inspection Report page Compliance Report 2017 28th Jun 2022 Download

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Mrs Blakemore

Early Years parent

I recommend Stroud to people all the time! I love it here.

Mrs Blow

Early Years Parent

The Early Years staff were fantastic at integrating my daughter into the group and helping her find her feet.



She loves each day at nursery and is thriving due to the creative, caring and happy environment.

Mrs Mason-Campbell

Deputy Head, Academic

I love teaching. The great joy of being a teacher is being able to live vicariously through the achievements, experiences, and dreams of the pupils.

Mr Davies

Current Parent at Stroud

Stroud has delivered in spades, I have been so impressed with the care, joy and energy that the teachers share on a daily basis – it truly is a special place.


Year 6 Leaver

When I joined I was worried, but I felt so welcome and settled in quickly.


Year 6 Leaver

I have been attending Stroud since Nursery and know the school inside out. I have loved this school since the day I walked in.


Old Headboy, Year 8 Leaver

I remember my first day in Year 2. I was extremely nervous. However, everyone was very kind and welcoming to me.
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