Mr Allen wrote the following letter to parents congratulating staff and pupils for the successful inspection recently …

Dear Parents/Guardians,

You will be aware that we have recently undergone an Educational Quality Inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

We were visited by five inspectors who spent four days thoroughly exploring and examining the education and pastoral care that we provide and Fyling Hall. The Inspectors undertook a range of activities, including: reviewing policies, lesson observations, book reviews and most importantly talking to the pupils and staff.  The responses to the parent questionnaire also formed an important part of the process, and I would like to thank you for taking the time to be part of this important process.

I am now pleased to be able to share with you their findings about our school and the outcomes of the inspection.

The report is spilt in to two main sections:   Regulatory Compliance (policies and procedures), and Quality of Education.

Within the Regulatory Compliance framework we remain fully compliant in all elements, the highest rating that can be achieved.

The Quality of Education focuses on two key outcomes for the pupils:

  1. The Quality of Pupils’ Academic and other Achievements
  2. The Quality of the Pupils’ Personal Development.

Within these two areas the Independent Schools Inspectorate use the following grade descriptors: ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sound’ or ‘unsatisfactory’.

The Inspectors arrived at the following judgements:

‘The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is good’

‘The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent’.

I am very pleased, not only with the judgements of the Inspection Team, but also with the evidence they referred to in reaching their conclusions.  In particular I feel the following quotes encapsulate what Fyling Hall has to offer:

“Despite the relatively small size of the school, there is considerable academic and non-academic success for individual pupils.”

“Pupils demonstrate excellent self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline, and resilience.”

“Pupils display excellent social development and awareness.”

For me, this is what our school community is about: we aim to nurture the talents of the individual, provide a positive learning experience and develop our pupils’ confidence so that they can successfully take their place in a rapidly changing world.

I am very proud of these findings and continue to be proud of our school, staff and the pupils themselves.   However, we will not be ‘resting on our laurels’ – we always strives to be excellent in everything that we do at Fyling Hall, and this will continue to be our focus. Our aim now is to look to the future and in order to build on the successes outlined in the report, whilst continuing to develop our strengths in new areas.

Best wishes

Steven Allen