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ISI Inspection Report – 2024

In January 2024, we welcomed the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Team into our school to conduct their inspection under the ISI’s new framework, following its implementation in September 2023. This report reaffirms our unwavering commitment to academic excellence and holistic pupil development.

“What is particularly noteworthy is the positive feedback on the co-curricular offer in all our schools. This has been deemed to be a ‘significant strength’ which, according to the ISI framework, demonstrates a ‘clear, demonstrable and highly beneficial impact for pupils’. Since September 2023, when the new ISI framework has been implemented from, the judgment of ‘significant strength’ is an exception rather than the norm. We all feel that this is a very fair reflection of the outstanding co-curricular offer that our youngest pupils experience within our schools whether it be the variety of clubs, quality of sport, music and drama and enrichment opportunities pupils participate in. The breadth of opportunity enriches the lives of our pupils and enables them to try out lots opportunities ahead of finding their niche further in the Foundation.” – Kate Simon (Head)

“The curriculum is complemented by an innovative and well-resourced co-curricular programme, which benefits pupils of all ages and abilities. The programme is wide ranging and well coordinated across the schools to support pupil progression. The co-curricular programme engenders pupils’ interests as well as develops pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding. This is a significant strength of the school.”

This recognition underscores our dedication to offering a diverse range of opportunities that cater to the varied interests and talents of our pupils. From sports and arts to community service initiatives, our co-curricular programme ensures that every pupil can thrive beyond the classroom.

Furthermore our teaching staff’s commitment to excellence shines through in their dedication to delivering engaging and tailored lessons that cater to the individual needs of each pupil. “Teachers are experienced, have good subject knowledge and follow well-planned schemes of work, adapting their teaching to effectively meet the needs of pupils.” Their expertise and adaptability create a dynamic learning environment where pupils can thrive academically and personally.

“Leaders effectively incorporate outdoor learning to strengthen pupils’ development in all phases of the school.” The school’s commitment to holistic education is evident in their effective incorporation of outdoor learning, including forest schools, where pupils engage in problem-solving and critical thinking activities.

These quotes offer a glimpse into the extensive report, showcasing our dedication to providing an exceptional education experience.

Please click here to read the full report and better understand Grimsdell, Mill Hill Pre-Prep’s achievements and commitment to excellence. You can also click here to see highlights of the full report.

As we celebrate this success, we remain dedicated to our mission to nurture, inspire, and empower our pupils to reach their fullest potential.