ISI Inspection Report 2013

Alleyn's Junior School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in January 2013, along with the Senior School, and the whole school was rated "Excellent" (the top possible ISI grade). The overriding theme of both the Senior and Junior Schools' reports is one of a community working together and achieving its aims successfully.

Some highlights of the report include:

Academic achievement:
Pupils' attainment is excellent. [...] New standardised assessments suggest that pupils are two years ahead of their chronological age in most areas tested.

Curricular and extra-curricular provision:
The curriculum [...] is broad and balanced, being suitable for all ages, learning needs and abilities. [...] Elsewhere, the increased focus on independent learning, critical thinking and higher order thinking skills has extended the range of pupils' learning, making a significant contribution to their excellent attitudes and thirst for knowledge.

The contribution of teaching:
The quality of teaching is excellent.  This high quality enables pupils to progress well and achieve excellent standards, and reflects the school's ambition to cultivate a culture of excellence. [...] Teaching draws on excellent subject knowledge, enabling teachers to explain challenging ideas clearly, to devise carefull structured lessons and to act as excellent role models. Teachers bring considerable commitment, vision and expectation to much of their work, enabling pupils to achieve high standards. 

Pastoral care:
[Children] form strong relationships with adults and appreciate the significance of being part of a caring community and keeping promises. The staff continues to provide oustanding support and guidance for the pupils as they move up through the school.

The report can be downloaded here.

 

Alleyn's School, Townley Road, Dulwich
London SE22 8SU
020 8557 1500.