Inspection reports

Independent schools including The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) are inspected approximately every six years by their own regulatory body, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The Department for Education (DfE) approves the ISI for inspecting independent schools. Although ISI is independent of the DfE, the inspectorate is monitored on behalf of the DfE and reports annually to it.

There are two types of ISI inspection:

  • Educational quality inspection, which reports on the two main outcomes for pupils – achievement and personal development, with reference to contributory factors such as the curriculum, teaching and pastoral care;
  • Regulatory compliance inspection, to check that a school meets certain statutory requirements, which are scheduled in the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The most recent inspection of  GSAL was a regulatory compliance inspection conducted in April 2017. In their report, the inspectors confirm that GSAL meets all necessary standards with no further improvements required.

A more detailed inspection was last conducted at GSAL in 2011, in which the school was ranked as ‘excellent’.

The inspection reports can be downloaded below.

2017 Regulatory compliance inspection

2011 Standard inspection

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