Common Time 2019

ISI Inspection Report

A nineteenth century report on a boy
He is not a bad boy

The Independent Schools Council was formed in 1974 as the Independent Schools Joint Council. The ISC provides a single, unified organisation to speak and act on behalf of the eight independent schools' associations which constitute it.

ISC promotes the schools' common interests at the political level by making representations to government ministers, politicians of all parties and civil servants. Its board includes representatives of the associations. Eighty per cent of independent sector pupils in the UK attend ISC schools.

As with other independent Schools Winchester College is inspected by ISI, which ensures high standards among ISC schools and which works under a framework agreed with Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education).

Schools are evaluated on their educational standards (including attainment, learning and behaviour), quality of teaching, assessment and recording, curriculum, staffing, premises and resources, links with parents and the community, pupils' personal development and pastoral care, management, efficiency, aims and ethos.

A rigorous inspection is carried out every six years, based on criteria approved by Ofsted and recognised by the Government. ISI also carries out statutory functions on behalf of central government to ensure standards required by law are met and enable schools to remain registered with the Department for Education & Employment.

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Here is a copy of the Inspection Report 2015
Here is a copy of the Intermediate Boarding Report 2012.

Here is a copy of the Compliance Inspection Report 2018