Independent SchooIs Inspectorate

As an independent school, we are periodically inspected by ISI, the Independent Schools Inspectorate on behalf of the Department for Education. There have been major changes in the methods of inspection in the last few years and the latest changes came into force at the beginning of 2012. We will be due for an inspection sometime before January 2014 and receive notice 5 days beforehand. At that point a questionnaire for parents and pupils will be available on-line for one week. Our previous inspection report from 2008 can be downloaded from the ISI website here.

As a “private”, independent school, we are periodically inspected by ISI, the Independent Schools Inspectorate, on behalf of the Department for Education. There have been major changes in the methods of inspection in the last few years and the latest changes came into force at the beginning of 2012.

The Junior and Senior Schools were inspected by ISI over 4 days from 30th April to 3rd May 2013.  An ISI questionnaire for parents and pupils was available on-line for one week prior to the Inspection.  The Report is available on the ISI website (www.isi.net) and can be downloaded as a pdf file here – Hipperholme Grammar School ISI Inspection Report June 2013.

In 2016 the inspectorate, under the direction of the Depart for Education split inspections of quality of provision and of compliance with regulation. On 3rd and 4th May 2016 we were inspected under compliance. We are delighted that we have been judged to meet all the regulatory standards. It should be noted that there are no judgements within that report on ‘quality’.

The Report is available on the ISI website (www.isi.net) and can be downloaded as a pdf file here – HGSF Compliance Inspection May 2016.