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Kingham Hill School offers an outstanding education in a welcoming community, and this has been recognised in our many inspection reports and also by the Good Schools Guide which recommend us as one of its approved schools.

Our latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) visit incorporated both an Educational Quality Inspection (EQI) and a Focused Compliance Inspection (FCI).

The EQI reports on the quality of the school’s work, and focuses on two key outcomes – the achievement of the pupils, including their academic development, and the personal development of pupils.

We were delighted to be rated ‘excellent’, the highest descriptor possible, in both these key outcomes. Inspectors commented that “pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and a clear understanding of the teaching strategies used to support their progress”, finding that “pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding are excellent”.

Perhaps most hearteningly, they identified that “pupils care for each other and their community as a result of them living out the school’s clearly defined Christian ethos”, finding that boarders in particular “act caringly and responsibly to each other regardless of age, race and background”.

In the Focused Compliance Inspection (FCI), the inspectors identified a number of Action Points that the school is required to address in order to achieve compliance with the standards. We take these findings very seriously and regret that we have fallen short of the required standard in some areas. The school is absolutely committed to addressing these issues as swiftly as possible. The full text of the ISI FCI and EQI can be found by clicking on the link below:

Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report - October 2021