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ISI Report

ISI Inspections

The College is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). There are two types of inspections that alternate approximately every three years: a Regulatory Compliance Inspection and an Educational Quality Inspection.

Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report (February 2018)

A Regulatory Compliance Inspection of Shoreham College took place in February 2018. As this was a compliance inspection, the ISI reports only on the school’s compliance with the standards of provision including safeguarding, curriculum, and health and safety. This type of inspection is not graded. Judgements on the eight standards are given as met or not met.

Shoreham College is pleased to confirm that we met all the standards, and no further actions were recommended. The summary evaluation for Shoreham College states:

‘The school meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements, and no further action is required as a result of this inspection.’

The full report can be read here.

Integrated Inspection (January 2015)

The ISI visited the school in January 2015, and we are delighted that the hard work of the staff and pupils has resulted in a report where none of the judgements are less than good and many are excellent across the school.

We are also pleased that the recommendations for the school were, in essence, part of our development planning before the inspection team arrived, showing that our own self-evaluation is indeed effective.

There were some points on which to improve. The governors and staff are determined to build upon our success. Work has already been done to evidence our SMSC and PSHE programmes more robustly and a new marking policy is in place across the school. We will continue to work hard to ensure that Shoreham College encourages all its pupils to achieve their full potential.

Please note, the ISI uses four gradings in their reports: Excellent/Outstanding; Good; Satisfactory; Unsatisfactory.

The quality of academic and other achievements
  • The children in EYFS are confident learners and make significant progress from their starting points.
  • Progress was excellent in many departments in the Junior School, and they achieve a great deal in their practical and physical work too.
  • The quality of our teaching is good and often excellent, and the school is successful in its aim to provide an education for a wide range of pupils.
  • Pupils leave the school in Year 11 having achieved GCSEs according to their ability and having further developed their ability and potential in a wide range of co-curricular pursuits.
  • The pupils’ enthusiasm and excellent relationship with their teachers are major factors in their success.
The quality of the pupils’ personal development
  • Pupils display good spiritual development and a thorough understanding of the Christian values that are the heart of the school ethos.
  • Pupils’ moral development is excellent.
  • Throughout the school pupils develop good social relationships in an environment that is safe, secure, and happy. The staff provides strong role models.
Pastoral care
  • Pastoral care is excellent.
  • Excellent staff ratios in EYFS ensure that groups are small and the children are well cared for in nurturing environments.
  • Behaviour is well monitored in the school.
Governance, leadership, and management
  • The quality of governance is excellent.
  • Governors fully understand their corporate and legal responsibilities and have full oversight of policies and procedures.
  • Leadership and management is good, and a period of instability has been firmly reversed by the appointment of a new Head and a restructuring of Senior Management.

The full report can be read here.

3–5 Years

Little Lions Pre-School

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5–11 years


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11–16 Years


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