We are delighted to share our most recent inspection report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate, following their visit to Lorenden in June 2023. This was a Regulatory Compliance Inspection, in which the inspection team assessed whether we were compliant in eight different sections. As you will see, we successfully met all standards in each of these eight main areas.
Lorenden's previous ISI inspection took place in November 2018, and focused on Educational Quality. We achieved the very top grading that can be given to schools, that of 'excellent' for both graded categories - academic achievement and personal development.
The report has many superb comments that are still true to this day, and if you haven't got time to read the whole document then please do just peruse some of the highlights we have picked out below.
‘The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.’
‘School leavers are successful in gaining places at senior schools with competitive entry requirements for which they are prepared well. The more able achieve a range of academic, drama, music and sport awards.’
‘Pupils communicate with each other and their teachers with enthusiasm, confidence and eloquent expression…..and express themselves articulately in their speaking and writing.’
‘...teachers encourage pupils to think for themselves and develop independent learning habits by providing stimulating challenge.’
‘...the success achieved in team sports is outstanding.’
‘Pupils demonstrate substantial self-confidence and resilience from the EYFS upwards.’
‘Pupils show a clear sense of the value of positive behaviour, kindness and compassion that is actively promoted by the school.’