School Inspections - Ratcliffe College

School Inspections

Ratcliffe College is regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). This is the body approved by the Department of Education for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations and reporting on compliance with independent school regulations.

Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection – May 2022

The Educational Quality Inspection reports on the quality of the College’s work. It focuses on two key outcomes:

  1. The achievement of the students, including their academic development.
  2. The personal development of the students.

The College was judged “Excellent” for both outcomes, the highest grade possible.

“The College is extremely proud of the inspection report as well as the final judgements, which are testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, staff, parents, Governors and Trustees. I’d like to thank them for their continued support.”

Mr Jonathan Reddin, Headmaster

Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report – March 2018

A team of three ISI inspectors spent two full days carrying out a Focused Compliance Inspection, the purpose of which was to check whether the College meets the minimum standards set out in the Independent Schools Standard Regulations and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding.

Ratcliffe College was judged as being compliant in all areas.

A great deal of hard work goes on, daily, to ensure that the College is well led and effectively managed so as to meet the appropriate standards in all aspects of the education we offer.
I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank the staff: teaching and support, the Governors, the Senior Leadership Team, the students and our parent body, for all your support of the College, to ensure that we continue to set the highest standards for our School.

Integrated Inspection Report – March 2015

A team of ten ISI inspectors spent four days examining every aspect of school life.

For the first time in Ratcliffe College’s history, the School was awarded “Excellent” in each of the nine categories:

  • Pupils’ achievements and learning
  • Curricular and extra-curricular provision
  • Teaching
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Pastoral care
  • Welfare, health and safety provision
  • Boarding
  • Governance
  • Leadership and management, including links with parents