In June 2011, Hopelands Preparatory School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Highlights of the report are outlined below. The full report is available to download here.
The overall quality of teaching is outstanding and reflects the school’s aims to
enable pupils to achieve their academic potential and enjoy their learning.
Teaching is extremely sensitive to the pupils’ varying needs and abilities, and demonstrates great care to select tasks and activities to suit these needs.
From the EYFS, the pupils’ overall achievement is excellent.
Pupils of all abilities achieve high standards and make excellent progress.
The pupils’ success is strongly supported by their positive, mature attitudes to learning, and the outstanding quality of teaching that they receive.
The quality of the pupils’ personal development is outstanding.
The pupils’ experiences are underpinned by the excellent systems for pastoral care.
The pupils’ attitudes to their learning are excellent.
The excellent curriculum has a beneficial impact on the pupils’ achievement and they enjoy access to an excellent range of extra-curricular activities.
A natural culture of friendship exists between pupils of all ages which is apparent within the classroom and at playtime.
The governance of the school and the management and leadership are outstanding.