INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE
Surbiton High School is inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI). The ISI are appointed by the Department for Education to inspect association independent schools and to report on the extent to which schools meet statutory requirements.
We welcomed the ISI team into the School in March 2023 for a Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection. The Focused Compliance Inspection reports on the school’s compliance with the regulatory standards; which are either ‘met’ or ‘not met’.
We are delighted that Surbiton High School ‘met’ the requirements across the eight key areas.
The Educational Quality Inspection reports on the quality of education with two key outcomes; ‘achievement of pupils’, including curriculum, teaching and pastoral care, and ‘personal development of pupils’. A clear judgement is made on each aspect of using the following grading: ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sound’ and ‘unsatisfactory’.
Surbiton High School was graded as ‘excellent’ in all areas.
Mrs Glover, Principal, commented:
I am so delighted with the ISI Inspection Report. Not only does it highlight the outstanding opportunities Surbiton High School offers its pupils, but it speaks of the academic rigour, the breadth of co-curricular opportunities and the superb pastoral care that underpins a Surbiton High School education. The report recognises that our pupils are intellectually curious, resilient and compassionate. They face challenges with vigour, show care to their peers and are culturally aware. The report is testament to the dedication of our staff, who encourage and develop our pupils with great skill and energy; to our pupils and the support of our parents and Local Governing Body.
We recommend reading the full ISI report and highlights which can be found below.