The Independent Schools Inspectorate inspected Radley in March. The full Report can be seen above or here.
It is perhaps worth explaining that ISI inspection reports include judgements on nine aspects of the school:-
- The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning
- The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision
- The contribution of teaching
- The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils
- The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care
- The contribution of arrangements for welfare, health and safety
- The quality of boarding
- The quality of governance
- The quality of leadership and management, including links with parents, carers and guardians.
Each is graded as "excellent", "good", "sound" or "unsatisfactory". In the case of the first aspect (achievements and learning) there is also a possible higher grade of "exceptional".
To have achieved the top grade in all categories is an enormous tribute to all that the boys and all the teaching and non-teaching staff do at Radley and I am delighted that an experienced and discerning team of inspectors have recognised the quality of the education we offer.
Rest assured we will certainly not rest on our laurels. There are always improvements to be made and the self-critical approach of Common Room and Council will remain one of the strengths of the school.