ISI Inspection


ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection 2019

Following the Regulatory Compliance Inspection in February 2019 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI – the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools), we are delighted to have met every single standard set by the Department for Education with no action points to follow up on and no improvements necessary.

This is not an easy outcome to achieve as the inspection covered all aspects of school compliance with over 500 guidance statements covering 39 legal requirements. These regulations look closely at safeguarding and welfare, safer recruitment of staff, provision of education, health and safety (on and off site), behaviour management, fire safety, attendance and admissions monitoring and risk assessments. 

Confidential questionnaires were returned in abundance from parents, staff and pupils and a multitude of stakeholders were interviewed. Many lessons were observed and lots of student work was also submitted for scrutiny. It was wonderful to see everyone showing off their school with such great loyalty and pride.

You can download and read the full report to the right of this page.

ISI Integrated Inspection 2016

In the ISI Integrated Inspection in February 2016 we achieved “excellent” (the highest possible grade) in all five main categories by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools.

In summary, the ISI report found that:

“The school is highly successful in meeting its aims. Pupils have a very mature approach to their learning and apply their excellent knowledge, understanding and skills in a confident and effective manner. They make excellent progress as a result of the excellent teaching that they receive. An excellent, broad and balanced curriculum supports fully the pupils’ very positive attitudes to their learning.

“Both parents and pupils responding to the pre-inspection questionnaire expressed a very strong endorsement of the school and its values.”

  • Pupils make excellent progress as a result of the excellent teaching that they receive.
  • The quality of pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent.
  • Pupils’ personal development is excellent and a strength of the school.
  • Pupils’ social awareness is outstanding.
  • The quality of pastoral care is excellent and pupils’ behaviour is exemplary.
  • The school promotes excellent links with the parents.
  • The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision is excellent.
  • The contribution of teaching is excellent.
  • The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent.

“The Maynard School is riding the crest of a wave and the ISI report findings are testament to everything that we are so successfully achieving in the classroom, on the sporting field and in all areas of extra-curricular activity,” said Headmistress, Bee Hughes.