The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a Government approved inspectorate responsible for the inspection of Association independent schools. Schools in the Association are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than half a million children in 1,200 schools.
ISI inspects all provision in the Association’s independent schools, including education, Early Years Foundation Stage settings and boarding welfare provision.
Cumnor House also featured in the renowned Good School Guide.
Everywhere we saw evidence of lively and careful teaching, and the boys were vociferous about how much they enjoyed lessons. ‘History is my favourite, because it’s all about old things, and did you know that Henry VIII died because his bottom exploded on the toilet!’ cried a year 2 lad enthusiastically. The older boys were more…
‘The setting is outstanding in meeting the needs of the range of children who attend. Richly resource environments, including natural and soft-surface outdoor areas, provide a range of easily accessible materials that motivate self-directed play and exploration.’
‘The contribution of the provision for children’s well-being is outstanding.’
‘Leadership and management in the EYFS are outstanding. Governance, based on close involvement with the setting, is robust.’
‘The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils exhibit a deep love of learning and are highly motivated. Pupils demonstrate substantial success in achieving scholarships and places at senior schools of choice.’
‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent. Pupils demonstrate substantial self-confidence and self-awareness. Pupils display excellent awareness of and sensitivity towards the needs of others. Pupils feel extremely safe, well-known and cared for.’
‘The achievement of the pupils is excellent and successfully fulfills the school’s aims. The pupils have a strong learning ethos, they are highly articulate, they listen carefully, the quality of their writing is of a high standard and the standard of their mathematics is exceptional.’
‘Pupils are very successful in their entry examinations to their senior schools and win a large number of academic and other scholarships.’