I am delighted to be able to share the report from our ISI integrated inspection. The school was found to be very successful in fulfilling its aims with children making excellent progress in several areas. They benefit from an excellent and wide ranging curriculum and their achievements are enhanced by their highly positive and enthusiastic attitudes to learning.

Tom Lewis, Head at Dolphin School

In January 2016, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) visited Dolphin School and found that “…teaching…is characterised by excellent subject knowledge, which gives breadth to lessons and stimulates pupils’ interest, extends their thinking and promotes general knowledge.” Furthermore, “the range of subjects offered ensures that pupils at all stages are given learning experiences which fulfil their academic potential and successfully nurture their personal development.” The pupils were found to have excellent personal development and “are notably tolerant, kind and emotionally mature for their age.” Across the school, the inspectors found “high levels of mutual respect between staff and pupils, and between pupils themselves…supported by the strong family feeling within the school community.” Children were found to be “active learners and critical thinkers” and “are keen to ask questions and explore the world in which they live…”. “The quality of the pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is excellent” and “Pupils demonstrate respect for a range of human faiths and beliefs and understand the importance of inclusion, tolerance and kindness for all.”


ISI Report 2016

Good Schools Review 2016

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