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ISI Inspection Report

We are delighted to share our Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) school inspection report with you. This is the culmination of five years of hard work from the staff team, building on the success of the last report in November 2019. ISI inspections now look to determine whether schools meet the standards in five key areas: 

Leadership and Management, and Governance

The inspection team recognised that the senior team have high expectations that permeate all aspects of school life, and that the wellbeing and happiness of children is central to the work of a cohesive staff team.

Quality of Education, Training and Recreation

The inspection team acknowledged that the children make at least expected progress, and in many cases better than expected progress, including those pupils with SEND. This is due to careful planning of lessons and skillful delivery by knowledgeable staff.

Pupil’s Physical and Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

The inspection team noted that our children display high levels of self-control and respect in their behaviour towards others due to high expectations and a consultative and empathetic approach to behaviour management; with staff acting as influential role models in demonstrating courtesy and warmth.

Pupil’s Social and Economic Education and Contribution to Society

The inspection team identified that our embedded culture and values enable children to understand right from wrong and take pride in their diverse and inclusive community; and that this in turn bolsters their social confidence and creates resilient learners, undaunted by failure and keen to do better.


The inspection team found that the safeguarding arrangements were appropriate and robustly implemented, and that children feel safe and secure at the school.

Recommended Next Steps

All schools receive at least one area for development. At KES Prep we are always looking at ways to make our curriculum as real world ready as possible, and to encourage our children to think critically and problem solve.. Our recommended next step – to increase opportunities for older pupils to develop their skills in independent critical enquiry – is something we can’t wait to develop. We know that this approach, already embedded in our Early Years and Pre-Prep, facilitates creativity, critical thinking and deep understanding – all whilst making learning collaborative and engaging.


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Celebrating individuals

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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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