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.