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Embley achieves highest possible ‘Excellent’ rating by the Independent Schools Inspectorate

Embley is delighted to announce that it has achieved the highest possible ‘Excellent’ rating across all areas of its provision for pupil achievement and personal development following a full inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in October. 

The inspectors interviewed pupils and staff, surveyed parents, observed lessons and daily life in the school and examined pupils’ work. In its report, the ISI commented that “Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding across the curriculum are outstanding, strongly supported by dynamic teaching which incorporates well-structured and carefully paced lessons to foster pupils’ curiosity.”   

Alongside helping pupils realise their academic ambitions, Embley prides itself on encouraging pupils to have appropriate belief in themselves and to be compassionate of those around them. The inspectors commented that “Pupils know themselves well and understand the importance of self-discipline and resilience. Pupils’ self-understanding develops as they progress through each stage of their schooling, nurtured by highly effective pastoral and welfare support, and caring relationships.”  

In addition, the report states that “Pupils display excellent commitment to the contribution they make to others, the school and the community. This is because the school provides many opportunities for pupils to positively contribute to the lives of others.”  

Headmaster, Cliff Canning, commented: “We are delighted with the inspection outcome. To receive an excellent rating across all areas of pupils’ achievements and personal development is a testament to the expertise and hard work of our staff and their ongoing commitment to helping pupils achieve their personal best. We are immensely proud of our pupils, who are open-minded and curious to learn, and who go about learning as confident and compassionate individuals with humility and purpose.”   

Alongside the Educational Quality Inspection, the inspectors conducted a Focused Compliance Inspection and Embley met every statutory standard.