Inspection Reports​ & Reviews

Alleyn's aims to provide a broad education, both for its own sake and to meet the demands of universities and other institutions of higher education. We are formally monitored and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and may also feature in rankings and reviews produced by educational commentators such as The Good Schools Guide and The Sunday Times

ISI inspection reports

We are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate across a range of criteria. Our most recent regulatory compliance inspection took place in September 2017 to judge the School's delivery of vital statutory requirements. A full integrated inspection to judge the quality of education at Alleyn's took place in January 2013, and rated the school as "Excellent" (the highest possible ISI grade).

Following the compliance inspection, Dr Gary Savage (Head 2010-2020) said: "I am delighted by the fact that the School has successfully met every single standard and is judged to be fully compliant. This is something from which everyone involved with Alleyn’s can draw immense satisfaction. I am particularly pleased with the ISI’s recognition of the School’s superb pastoral care, commitment to safeguarding, health and safety, and underlying holistic ethos, all of which contribute to creating an environment in which talented boys and girls can feel supported as they grow and develop, pursuing their academic and other ambitions to consistently exceptional effect.

"The Reporting Inspector made a point of saying how much she had enjoyed visiting Alleyn’s, meeting the staff and especially the pupils, whom she found both engaged and engaging, enthusiastic about their School and their learning, and eager to share their views.

"I am immensely grateful for the positive contribution of the pupils, parents, staff and governors towards what was an extremely rigorous inspection process and their ongoing commitment to excellent practice and high standards in all that they do here at Alleyn’s. This is fully recognised in this outstanding report, which I hope will reassure and encourage both our current school community, and all those who might wish to join us in the future.

"I am naturally delighted that Alleyn’s continues to excel in every way, cementing our reputation as one of the most exceptional co-educational schools in the country."

Other reports and reviews

Each year Alleyn's is mentioned in a number of schools guides, many of which are produced by independent media titles including Tatler magazine, The Good Schools Guide, NappyValleyNet Schools Guide and others. Whilst these reviews are not official in a statutory sense, they may provide parents with a useful flavour of life at Alleyn's, and so we provide links to some of them from this page. The School also appears in the annual Sunday Times school league tables, which are based on public examination results and can be searched online (a login and/or subscription may be required).

"We seek to nurture personal qualities of initiative, independence and leadership, and attach great importance to the development of other interests and skills, whether cultural, sporting, adventurous – or a combination of all three."