Kent College was subject to an Independent School Inspection, in January 2015.
Three reports have now been published; one for the Senior School, one for the Nursery Infant and Junior School and one for the International Study Centre, which is a department of the Senior School. In each of these reports judgments are made for different inspection standards:
· The quality of education
· The quality of care and relationships
· The effectiveness of governance and leadership
These three sections form the central part of the report and are prefaced by a factual introduction and followed by conclusions and next steps and a summary of evidence.
Inspectors make judgments about the standards at four different levels: Excellent; Good; Sound; Poor.
In addition, the inspection must consider whether an independent school appropriately fulfils the regulations laid down by the Department for Education. You will note from the Inspection narrative that Kent College fulfils all regulations in full.
Many schools may be pleased to be recognised as excellent (or as the top grade used to be, ‘outstanding’) in one or two areas of an inspection report but Kent College is delighted that the ISI inspection team of 18 which visited judged the school to be excellent in every aspect. This follows on from the last ISI inspection in 2009 and an Ofsted boarding inspection in 2011 where all areas were deemed ‘outstanding’