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ISI Inspection


Independent Schools Inspectorate


Compliance Inspection 2019

The inspection was a great success and that the findings affirm the excellent quality of education and care that we provide here at Kent College.

The Regulatory Compliance Inspection covered both the Prep and Senior School and was undertaken by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). ISI is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools whose Heads are members of one of Independent School Council's (ISC) member associations in England, in our case HMC, GSA and IAPS. ISI is a Government approved inspectorate and the quality of its service is monitored by Ofsted on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).

In a regulatory inspection, inspectors are not at the school to reach a judgment about the quality of educational provision or management and so the report does not contain any qualitative judgments or terms such as outstanding or exceptional. They simply decide whether we comply with the significant amount of legislation that applies to schools, known as The Independent Schools Standards Regulations and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding.

The report states that we have ‘met the standard’ in all eight discrete areas and it is important to note that it is the highest possible achievement under this current inspection framework and is in fact a tremendous accolade.

There are a plethora of requirements and regulations covering everything from the curriculum to health and safety, recruitment to governance, boarding to safeguarding and the inspectors found that not only were we compliant with every element, there were no recommendations for the school to do anything differently.

Click here to view the ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report 2019


Whole School Inspection 2016

Click here to view the ISI Inspection Senior School Report 2016

Click here to view the ISI Inspection Prep School Report 2016

Prep School highlights included:

  • Pupils demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.
  • Teaching throughout the school is of a consistently excellent quality.
  • A key strength is the way teachers match work to the needs of each pupil, so that all abilities have the chance to achieve as well as they can.
  • Relationships at all levels are excellent and pupils feel exceptionally happy and safe at school.
  • Leadership and management of the school are excellent,.
  • In the EYFS, children's personal development is excellent. High standards of courtesy and values are consistently and effectively promoted.
  • By the end of Reception, most children reach or exceed the developmental levels typical for their age/
  • Pupils confidently leave the Prep School with excellent personal skills that equip them very well to succeed.
  • Pupils of all ages are thoughtful, confident and articulate speakers who listen carefully and offer carefully considered ideas and opinions.
  • Teaching is highly effective in promoting pupils' understanding so that they make rapid progress and attain high standards. 
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