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Warwick School judged excellent in ISI Inspection

Warwick School has just received the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Educational Quality and Focused Compliance Inspection Reports, following the inspection in March. 

The Educational Quality Inspection focuses on the two key outcomes:

  1. The achievement of the pupils, including their academic development.
  2. The personal development of the pupils.

In both categories we received the highest grade possible: Excellent.

The quality of our pupils' academic and other achievements was found to be excellent:

  • Results at GCSE have been well above the national average and A-level results have been consistently above the national average.
  • Pupils’ achievements in a comprehensive range of co-curricular activities are excellent, including individual, team and group performances of national calibre.
  • Attitudes to learning are uniformly excellent and promote an ambitious, disciplined and focused learning culture across the school community.
  • Pupils throughout the senior and junior schools are highly articulate and listen well to others, enabling them to discuss complex and sometimes controversial issues effectively.
  • A very high level of numeracy is evident throughout the school and underpins the excellent progress across the curriculum.

The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent:

  • All pupils, including boarders and junior school pupils, contribute very positively to the lives of others and thoroughly enjoy the cohesive feel of the school community.
  • Pupils throughout the junior and senior schools demonstrate both resilience and self-discipline; they show high levels of self-confidence and know how they can improve their own learning and performance.
  • Pupils know and understand themselves extremely well and are confident decision-makers in every day and also in planning for the next stages of their lives.
  • Pupils are highly supportive and respectful of their peers across all age groups, and openly celebrate each other’s successes and have real pride in their own achievements.
  • Pupils demonstrate a strong and inclusive understanding and appreciation of the spiritual and non-material aspects of life, with the chapel playing a central role in the life of the school.
  • The excellent personal development of pupils of all ages is supported by committed governance, dedicated leadership and effective strategic planning.

The inspection team gave Warwick School only one recommendation:

In the context of the excellent outcomes for pupils the school may wish to consider: strengthening pupils independent and collaborative learning by pursuing existing good practice in teaching by providing opportunities for pupils to further engage in lessons, as seen in the most effective lessons.

We will, naturally, be developing an appropriate response to ensure that this recommendation is addressed.

The Focused Compliance Inspection focuses on the Education Regulations 2014 (the Independent School Standards) and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2015 and associated requirements. These include: the quality of education provided; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils; the welfare, health and safety of pupils; the suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors; the premises of and accommodation at school; the provision of information; the manner in which complaints are handled; the quality of leadership in and management of schools.

The school was found to meet all the required standards.

“Overall, we are delighted to receive such a positive inspection report and one that, rightly, emphasises the tremendous qualities of our boys and staff” Gus Lock .

ISI Inspection Report 2018