A thorough inspection of Clifton College, Bristol, was conducted recently by an experienced ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) team. The inspection was a combined focused compliance and educational quality inspection, which lasted 3 days and involved 12 inspectors. The results of this authoritative verdict were that the College passed with flying colours, meeting all the standards within the compliance inspection, and receiving the highest possible grading of ‘excellent’ in all areas for the educational quality inspection.
The educational quality inspection makes a judgement on the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of pupils’ personal development. The possible grading for each category is excellent, good, sound or unsatisfactory. Clifton College was judged to be excellent in both categories.
Head of College, Dr Tim Greene was delighted with the outcome of such an intense period of scrutiny:
“We are delighted with the Report. It has highlighted the many areas of excellence in our College community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the pupils and teaching staff whose hard work and commitment to all we do at Clifton has been rightly recognised in this inspection report. I would also like to thank all the support staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to facilitate all that we do at the College. Finally, I would like to thank the parents for their support of the College. We will of course continue to focus on our ongoing development and strive to make Clifton College the very best a school can be.”
Alison Streatfeild-James, Chairman of the Council, was similarly delighted with the outcome of the report and pledged support for the future:
“The Council and Governors will continue to support Dr Greene and his team in leading the College to even higher standards of excellence in the future.”
View and download the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Educational Quality Inspection March 2017