ISI Inspection 2010
Bute House is inspected regularly under the rigorous inspection system in place for Independent Schools through the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
Here you can read the inspection report on Bute House Preparatory School following the recent and very thorough inspection of the School. The Inspection team visited the School twice, for a total of 5 days, during the Autumn term 2010 to see the School in action, interview adults and pupils, observe a significant number of lessons and review the School's documentation and regulatory compliance. The Inspectors also took into account the views of parents and those of the older pupils, from the responses to the pre inspection questionnaires, before coming to their conclusions.
It was therefore with considerable pride that we received this report in December 2010.
Some comments made by the Inspectors include:
"The overall quality of the pupils' educational experience is excellent. Extremely high standards of achievement are evident in both academic work and a wide range of other activities. Pupils are successful in all aspects of their learning and this is reflected in their considerable success in senior school entrance examinations. The pupils' outstanding development is strongly supported by the broad and interesting curriculum. Extremely well-developed skills in literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT) contribute to the pupils' frequently exceptional progress over time. An extensive range of opportunities is offered by the extracurricular programme, in which most pupils participate. Pupils' achievements are strongly supported by lively, challenging and interesting teaching. Pupils say they really love their learning. They are attentive and interested, and from the earliest age they concentrate well, can work independently, and reason and think for themselves."
The wide and demanding curriculum is outstanding; together with the excellent extra-curricular activities, it supports the work of the school in meeting its aims and makes a highly positive contribution to the quality of pupils' achievement and personal development.
The quality of teaching is excellent and fully supports the aims of the school, particularly that of giving pupils a love of learning which goes beyond the taught curriculum. It makes a strong contribution to the pupils' outstanding progress and achievement.
The quality of the pupils' personal development is excellent. In line with the school's aims pupils thrive in a happy, positive atmosphere where the sense of purpose and enthusiasm is tangible.
Excellent pastoral care and rigorously implemented arrangements for the pupils' welfare, health and safety helps the school to achieve its aims to provide a happy, positive atmosphere in which each pupil feels safe and secure. The caring and friendly staff create an atmosphere in which pupils flourish and grow up to be confident and responsible young people ready for the next stage of their education.