ISI Inspection Report

Eton End School Celebrates its Inspection Report under the new ISI Inspection Framework 

Eton End School is delighted to announce the results of its recent inspection conducted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate on behalf of the Department for Education. Eton End School was one of the first schools in the country to be inspected under a new framework which has moved away from graded judgements. Eton End School is proud to have met the stringent standards set by the Department for Education, highlighting our unwavering commitment to providing a high-quality education that nurtures the holistic development of our pupils. 

There are many aspects of this report that we are extremely proud of and the key findings really highlight the strengths of the school:


Leadership and Management:

The inspection report commended the leadership and management at Eton End School, noting that ‘pupil wellbeing is central to leaders' decision making’ and that they ‘seek and act upon pupils’ feedback’. Leaders and teachers maintain a reflective culture, ensuring continuous improvement in educational practices. The report highlights that leaders create an ‘inclusive culture’, demonstrating a deep commitment to the overall well-being of the students 


Quality of Education, training and recreation:

The report recognises the high quality of teaching and ‘culture of reflection’ at Eton End School, highlighting the commitment of our educators to creating a dynamic and experiential learning environment. The inspectors noted the innovative approaches to teaching that ‘engage pupils’ curiosity and imagination’ alongside the ‘rapid progress’ which is made in the Early Years where ‘the needs of the children are placed at the heart of the curriculum and learning.’ The readiness of pupils for the next stage of their education was also highlighted in the report. 


Pupils’ physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing

Eton End School's dedication to the holistic development of its pupils was a standout feature in the inspection. The report acknowledges the school's efforts in promoting not only academic excellence but also personal, social, and emotional wellbeing. The report notes that ‘pupils’ wellbeing is central to leaders’ decision making’ and cites the unique calm classroom approach as being an ‘environment where children thrive’. The inspection report states that pupils at Eton End grow into ‘happy, self-confident individuals’ who understand how the ‘values of the school shape their behaviour and help them understand their emotions’. Pupils at Eton End School are commended for their ‘well developed moral code and keen sense of fair play’.  


Pupils’ social and economic education and contribution to society

The inspectors observed that leaders at Eton End have established a programme which enables pupils to ‘develop a wide range of social skills and learn how they can contribute to the school community and wider society.’ The culture of respect across the school was also highlighted in the report along with the effective programme the school has in place to support pupils early learning about careers. A particular highlight was the initiative in place to ‘teach pupils how businesses work and develop their economic awareness.' Inspectors also noted that pupils develop ‘a deep sense of social responsibility' whilst at Eton End School through their engagement with the wider community. 



All standards regarding safeguarding were met and the inspectors noted that pupils were all confident to raise a concern and knew where to seek support. The inspectors also noted that the school has a rigorous anti-bullying policy in place and that pupils felt staff quickly address any bullying issues that are reported. 

The full report can be viewed by following the link below:

Eton End School ISI Report October 2023

Eton End School ISI Report June 2016 (701KB)

Eton End School ISI Report May 2019 (295KB)


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