Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14


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The school is regulated and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). ISI is approved for the purpose of inspection under section 109 of the Education & Skills Act 2008 and reports to the Department for Education.

The current inspection framework consists of educational quality inspections (which include a focused compliance inspection) and regulatory compliance inspections.

The report from our most recent inspection, carried out by ISI on 14th & 15th June 2016 is available to read or download; please click on link below.

This inspection was one of a new format in which the inspection team examine 8 broad areas of the school for regulatory compliance.  The areas covered included:

  • Quality of education
  • Spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils
  • Welfare, health and safety of pupils
  • Suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors
  • Premises and accommodation
  • Provision of information  (for parents)
  • Manner in which complaints are handled
  • Quality of leadership and management

Unlike the previous framework of integrated inspections which revealed qualitative judgements e.g. outstanding, good... the Compliance Inspection is assessed as either “met” or, “not met”.

We are delighted that Holy Cross met all the ISI Standards and that no further action is required. 

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In June 2010 the School was inspected under the historic integrated inspection framework an overall value judgement of ‘outstanding’ was awarded and included some of the following comments,

“The pupils’ highly successful learning fulfils the school’s aim of high educational standards, and their progress and basic skills are outstandingly good. This success is mainly due to the extremely high quality of the teaching and curriculum. Outstanding teaching meets the needs of all pupils”.

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  1. Inspection Report 2010
  2. ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection - June 16