The Independent Schools Inspectorate found the College, Prep School and Nursery & Pre-Prep to be fully compliant and meeting all required standards when they visited in February to undertake a Regulatory Compliance Inspection.
Unlike an Educational Quality Inspection where schools are graded (Excellent, Good etc.), standards in a Regulatory Compliance Inspection are either met or not met in eight assessed areas and results are either a Pass or a Fail. Brighton College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep each passed in every single one of the eight assessed categories.
Compliance Inspection Report Downloads
Click here to download the full 2018 College compliance inspection report.
Click here to download the full 2018 Prep School compliance inspection report.
Click here to download the full 2018 Nursery & Pre-Prep School compliance inspection report.
Excellent all round!
The Independent Schools Inspectorate gave the College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep a perfect score in every single category in its last full ISI Inspection which took place in May 2015. They also awarded the College a rare 'Exceptional' accolade for Achievements and Learning, making Brighton College one of only a handful of schools in the UK to be awarded this grade.
Inspectors assess schools in nine key areas and grade them as 'excellent' (the equivalent of the state sector's 'outstanding'), 'good', 'sound' or 'unsatisfactory'. Inspectors can also grant a rare 'Exceptional' accolade for the Achievements and Learning category. This grade is not available for the Prep and Pre-Prep Schools.
Here is how they rated Brighton College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep:
- The quality of the pupils' achievements and learning.
EXCEPTIONAL (EXCELLENT at Prep and Pre-Prep)
- 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 (College only).
- The quality of governance.
- The quality of leadership and management, including links with parents, carers and guardians.
In other words, Brighton College has received another simply outstanding inspection report, with the highest grades possible awarded across all three schools.
The Head Master commented: "I am obviously delighted for the boys, girls, teachers and support staff who work so hard to ensure that this school is the special place we believe it to be. This is first and foremost their achievement. Inspector after inspector commented on how delightfully positive the boys and girls here are, and how warm are the relations between teachers and pupils. I hope you enjoy reading the reports."
Full ISI Inspection Report Downloads
Click here to download the full College inspection report.
Click here to download the full Prep School inspection report.
Click here to download the full Nursery & Pre-Prep School inspection report.