‘Excellent’ ISI Result for Day School & Sixth Form


ArtsEd Day School and Sixth Form saw incredible results in the recent ISI Inspection Report, held in November 2019.

The three-day inspection was a ‘Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection’, where the Inspection Team looked at every aspect of the school’s operation. Unlike an Ofsted Inspection where a school gets a single summative grade, in an ISI EQ Inspection a school is awarded a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ in terms of regulatory compliance, and two separate grades, one for the quality of Pupils’ Academic and Other Achievements, and one for the quality of Pupils’ Personal Development.

We are delighted to announce that ArtsEd achieved Excellent for both Pupils’ Achievement and Pupils’ Personal Development and that we passed our regulatory compliance with no required or recommended actions.  The Inspection Team recognised a very broad range of outstanding qualities in our teaching, our young people, and our staff. Highlights from the inspection were:

Pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning and develop many excellent learning skills.

They often apply the techniques that they develop in vocational studies to other learning.

A key attribute of pupils is their ability to accept criticism and direction and they often show a strong desire for this, indicative of the desire they show to be the very best they can. 

They excel in working with others, continually supporting and encouraging each other, and driving one another on to further achievement.

Pupils behaviour is excellent. The pupils are energetic but always cooperative.  In interviews, it was hard to draw out of pupils what would be considered poor behaviour in the school because they feel it is so seldom evident.

We are delighted with these comments, and going forward, we aim to keep improving. Don’t forget, you can still apply for our Day School and Sixth Form, or see what all the fuss it about and book a tour.