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ISI Independent Schools Inspectorate have reported that Breaside have ‘met’ all 20 Standards in latest Compliance Inspection.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a body approved by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in the Independent Schools Council under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002. The purposes of inspection are to ensure that standards are maintained and that schools comply with the relevant legal requirements. Recommendations are included to help schools improve.

The Focused Compliance Inspection reports only on the School’s compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools. The standards represent minimum requirements and judgements are given either as ‘met’ or as ‘not met’.


ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report December 2017

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“The school aims to foster a caring atmosphere in which pupils and teachers are aware of and sympathetic to the needs of others.  It seeks to encourage every pupil to achieve their very best and be become responsible individuals who can work together co-operatively and with respect for their peers.”

“The school offers all pupils a range of enrichment and extension tasks in lessons and in extra-curricular activities.”

“The standards relating to the quality of education at Breaside are met.”
“The standards relating to spiritual, oral, social and cultural development are met.”


School Inspection Service says our school is “Outstanding”!

Breaside Preparatory School has been judged to provide “an outstanding quality of education”, following a recent inspection by the School Inspection Service.  We were awarded ‘Outstanding’ across all areas, in October 2014, an amazing achievement for us.

In the report from the School Inspection Service, the curriculum and quality of teaching at Breaside was found to be “outstanding”.

Other key elements of the findings were:


School Inspection Report - 2014

Teaching is based on strong understanding of the aptitudes, needs and prior attainments of the pupils, including those with special educational needs. The school has very good systems of marking and regular assessment against both the school’s aims and external frameworks. Information and progress data are shared across the school and with parents, and play a key role in teachers’ planning and the ensuring of pupils’ progress.

The development of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is outstanding. Pupils live up to the school’s high expectations and their behaviour is excellent.

The arrangements to safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare, health and safety are excellent. Safeguarding is at the heart of the school.

The school’s organisation and management are outstanding. Senior leaders have a clear vision for the future development of the school which is firmly focused on a relentless drive for constant improvement.


EYFS Inspection Report - 2014

The Early Years’ provision is outstanding. Children make excellent progress in their learning and development and in their readiness for moving to the next age group or Key Stage.


Executive Principal Mrs Karen Nicholson said: “I am delighted that the inspectors found Breaside to be outstanding and we are committed to providing an outstanding education and learning environment for our pupils.  SIS has also recognised what a dedicated team of staff we have at Breaside who successfully promote the school’s vision to provide excellence in education.  If children are happy, they are learning”.

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