In September 2015, a team of inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) spent four consecutive days in school.
We are delighted that the Inspection Team considered Hazlegrove to be excellent in all nine areas of judgement. Those findings were based on a significant body of evidence derived from lesson observations, scrutiny of pupils’ work, pupil and staff interviews, questionnaires and the scrutiny of pupil and staff records.
Pupils have a strong moral compass, and their determination to be upstanding members of society both within the school community and beyond is evident.
ISI Report 2015
As well as the judgements all being excellent, a word which, incidentally, is used seventy times in the Report, the Inspectors were also particularly complimentary about aspects of school life which are so important to us at Hazlegrove.
A couple of quotes from the report are particularly encouraging:
- 'The pastoral care of the pupils is exemplary.'
- 'Pupils have a strong moral compass, and their determination to be upstanding members of society both within the school community and beyond is evident. Their behaviour, courtesy, consideration and kindness towards each other, to new members of their community and to visitors are all exemplary.'
- 'Relationships between staff and pupils are exceptional.'
- 'Their achievements in all subject areas are also of the highest order.'
Receiving such a positive report will not however, cause us to rest on our laurels. As the report itself states: ‘The drive to improve means that complacency does not occur in the pursuit of excellence.'
Full ISI Report 2015