This inspection report is for Leeds’ leading preparatory school – The Froebelian School, Horsforth and is according to the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) schedule for interim inspections. The inspection took place in the summer of 2011.
The inspection was a two-day visit with a focus on compliance with regulatory requirements.
ISI is an independent, government-approved body, which provides objective inspections to safeguard the quality and effectiveness of the education, care and welfare of children in schools. ISI is not an arm of the government, but an independent, not-for-profit inspectorate.
Their work is monitored on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) and a public report is made annually to the Secretary of State. ISI regularly contributes to the development of the national policy for education and welfare, including the latest DfE legislation and statutory guidance.
The goal of both OFSTED reports and ISI reports is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.
A new inspection framework from ISI is currently being piloted with full roll-out expected in January 2017. The new framework focuses on Focused Compliance and/or Educational Quality.