Celebrating Excellence at Salcombe Preparatory School
‘Standards Met’, Salcombe Prep School, achieving across all 5 areas!
An inspection is a rigorous process conducted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and directed by the Department for Education (DfE), typically occurring once every three years.
In October 2023, Salcombe Prep School underwent an educational quality inspection, evaluated against the updated ISI Framework 23 criteria. Notably, under this new framework, overall judgments or grades are no longer provided by ISI. The inspection report is structured around five key areas, wherein inspectors meticulously detail commendations for ‘Standards Met’ and provide insightful overviews, highlighting areas for improvement where standards are not yet met.
We are delighted that Salcombe received the highest possible rating of ‘Standards Met’ across all five areas. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our remarkable team.
Summary of Inspection Findings
- An environment where pupils feel happy, safe and can learn effectively, with warm trusting relationships between teachers and pupils. Because of this and the engaging curriculum and teaching, pupils are keen to learn and share their understanding.
- In the pre-prep positive pupil-teacher relationships result in pupils who are happy confident, play well together and are developing appropriate, and sometimes well-developed self-regulation.
- Pupils progress to a wide range of senior schools suitably prepared.
- Pupils contribute to the school and wide communities.
- Pupils understand the roles and responsibilities of being part of a democracy is developed so that they are prepared for their adult lives.
- Pupils have a strong understanding of the commitment to respect for others.
- Senior Leaders and governors share a collaborative, effective working relationship. Both have appropriate skills and use these to reflect on and understand well the school’s strengths and areas of challenge.
- Leaders and managers promote meticulous and appropriate curriculum planning.
- Teachers provide helpful feedback and enable pupils, including those with special needs and disabilities (SEND), to make good or better progress.
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