Inspection Report

It’s official… We’re EXCELLENT!

Forest Park Preparatory School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in November 2019 and was awarded the grade of EXCELLENT in all areas.

This is the highest rating a school can achieve under the ISI scheme.
You can view the full inspection report by clicking on the link below:

The ISI Report recognised:

The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

  • Pupils of all ages develop highly positive attitudes to learning and enthusiastically embrace opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge.
  • Pupils competently direct their own learning, fully prepared to make mistakes and able to recover swiftly in order to meet their self-assigned targets.
  • Pupils are confident communicators with excellent speaking and listening skills, which support successful learning across all subjects and beyond the classroom.
  • Pupils of all abilities, including those with SEND & EAL, achieve very well, particularly in English and mathematics.
  • Pupils are highly successful in gaining entry to their senior school of choice, with a very large majority securing places at state grammar schools and local independent schools.
  • Pupils learn at a rapid rate due to the lively, often inspirational teaching, which motivates pupils of all ages and abilities to work hard and aim high.
  • Pupils stated learning was fun, like being a detective, looking for clues and building a bigger picture.
  • Pupils develop strong critical thinking skills because of the school’s emphasis on collaborative learning.
  • Skills of self-reflection are embedded in the teaching and learning throughout the school. Pupils become capable of assessing and improving their own work.

The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent.

  • Pupils develop high levels of confidence and perseverance, unequivocally espousing the school motto, ‘I Can and I Will’.
  • Pupils reliably show a generosity of spirit when working collaboratively, keen to support and encourage each other to solve problems and achieve common goals.
  • Pupils have a mature and well-informed sense of how to look after their physical and mental well-being.
  • By the time they leave school, pupils have acquired excellent learning habits and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education.
  • Leadership actively places a focus on seeing each child as an individual and seeks to bring out the best in them, in accordance with the school aim.
  • Pupils take responsibility for the happiness and welfare of their school community extremely seriously. They show great respect for the school rules and expected standard of behaviour.
  • Pupils state that being a buddy makes them feel capable and trusted and encourages them to look for other ways to help around school.
  • Leaders and managers emphasise that personal development is just as important as academic achievement, and together they closely monitor both aspects of pupils’ outcomes to ensure the schools’ aims are being fulfilled.
  • Pupils express a deep appreciation for the love and support of family members, friends and teachers; they describe joy and friendship as a ‘life treasure’.

You can also click on the link below to read our latest ISI Regulatory Compliance