OLA was recently inspected by The Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI). We are delighted to share with you the contents of this report which is a glowing professional estimation of the school community.
Under the new arrangements which came into force in January 2010, standard ISI inspections now consist of two parts. The main purpose of Part 1 of the inspection (which took place at OLA on 16 and 17 March 2010) was to ensure that the school met all of the requirements of the Education (Independent Schools’ Standards) (England) Regulations. We are very pleased to report that we were judged to be fully compliant in every category, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Part 2 of the inspection (which took place at OLA from 26 to 28 April) focused primarily on teaching and learning. We were particularly pleased that the inspectors identified that the school provides a successful educational experience for all of its pupils, that pupils make good and sometimes exceptional progress in their academic studies and that their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and personal development is excellent. As you read the Report you will see that these are just a few of the many, extremely positive judgements which the inspectors made.
As a Catholic school we are also required to undergo a Diocesan Inspection, or Validation, shortly after our full ISI Inspection. This Validation took place in February 2011 and the full report, along with a summary, is available below.
Both reports can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the links below.
- ISI Final Inspection Report 2010
- Diocesan Validation Report 2011