ISI Reports

We are thrilled with our January 2023 Independent Schools Inspectorate report, in which we received 'Double Excellent'.  This is the highest level of feedback you can receive and is testament to the high standards and committed team we have here at St Ives.  Schools are measured in two areas – the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of the pupils’ personal development.  In both of these areas, we were found to be excellent.  We are also fully compliant in all areas of our Regulatory Compliance Inspection. 

The comments and observations in the report are outstanding and are testament to the special community we have here.  Below are a few of the comments of which we are most proud:

“Pupils attribute their progress to the support of their teachers who know each pupil well.”

“Pupils show excellent attitudes to learning, encouraged by committed staff reinforcing a productive work ethos and positive can-do approach.”

“Scrutiny of their work reveals a real pride in their presentation and productive engagement with self-and teacher-led next steps for improvement.  The school has been successful in its aim of providing a secure and happy environment in which the children are encouraged to work and play with enthusiasm and commitment.”

“Pupils have an excellent awareness of the non-material aspects of life.  Nurtured from their earliest years, pupils develop a keen awareness of their outdoor environment where the wonders of the natural world can be explored.”

“Senior leaders and staff place a great emphasis on kindness, this is demonstrated in the relationships observed between pupils of different ages.  For example, pupils throughout the school play happily and purposefully together at break time.  Pupils frequently express approbation for each other and during discussions spoke with great pride about the opportunity to share messages in the gratitude box and receive feathers of kindness.”

“Pupils have excellent social awareness, show empathy and are willing to offer help and support to others.... Pupils make a tangible effort to contribute positively to the lives of others... (they understand) how their individual efforts make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.”

We could go on!  There are pages and pages of wonderful observations of the children but you are welcome to read them for yourselves, in the attached report.  It is a fabulous read!

2023 Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report

2018 Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report

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