The Independent Schools’ Inspectorate inspects schools in membership of the Associations of the Independent Schools Council on behalf of the Department for Education. The Downs Malvern is one such school. The Inspection regime has changed recently and so there are two current reports available for The Downs Malvern.
May 2012 Full Report (valid for a six year cycle and will be replaced by 2018 with an Quality of Education with focused Regulatory Report)
November 2015 Integrated Regulation Compliance and Boarding Report (There is now a 3 year inspection cycle)
ISI inspection is for the benefit of the children and seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of their education and of the care for their welfare. Inspection findings are presented in reliable and objective reports. Inspection of educational provision covers compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations and evaluates the two main outcomes for the children: achievement and personal development.
As well as the education regulations, boarding schools must also meet a set of standards covering the welfare of boarding children: the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools. Since January 2012, ISI has been responsible for inspecting boarding welfare in schools.
ISI inspects provision for children from birth up to the age of five, known as the Early Years Foundation Stage. Inspection evaluates the extent to which the setting fulfils the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework, published by the Department for Education, and follows the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 as subsequently amended.
These two most recent reports have been part of the information used by the Governors and the Headmaster to guide the extensive Development Plan at The Downs Malvern.
2015 ISI COMPLIANCE Inspection Report
2012 ISI INSPECTION REPORT