Inspection - Sept 2023
In Sept 2023, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) completed the Progress Monitoring Inspection at LVS Ascot. We are delighted that the school is fully compliant.
Inspection Sept 2023
In September 2023 , the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) completed the Progress Monitoring Inspection at LVS Ascot. The school was fully compliant.
Extracts from the summary
“Leaders’ thinking is dynamic and adapts to emerging situations and needs of pupils. They are self-reflective and do not rely on strategies that have worked in the past. They are vigilant in recognising and responding to change.”
“Leaders continually review and evaluate the impact of their decisions and check for unintended consequences arising from their approaches. As a result, there is a positive school culture, with support for the mental wellbeing of all members of the school community. The views of pupils, parents and staff are listened to, the school has an outward-looking perspective, and boarding is well managed.”
“The familial approach of the leaders underpins the development of strong supportive relationships between pupils and teachers, which is the basis of effective pastoral care.”
“The wellbeing of boarders is strongly promoted by leaders, which contributes positively to the personal development of boarding pupils.”
“There is a well-developed activity and co-curricular programme, which includes and wide range of activities.”
“Pupils care for and support one another and those in the wider community.”
Inspection May 2019
In October 2019, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) completed the Progress Monitoring Inspection at LVS Ascot. The school was fully compliant.
Extracts from the report
“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent. At all ages, pupils rapidly develop high levels of self-confidence, self-knowledge and resilience.”
“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is good.”
The report states: “The school meets almost all of the required standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2015, and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements.”
- The teaching enables pupils to make good progress, encompasses effective behaviour management and is supported by suitable resources. A suitable framework for the assessment of pupils’ performance is in place.
- Junior School pupils demonstrate a high degree of initiative and independence in their approach towards their learning.
- Pupils demonstrate an excellent awareness of how to stay safe and they understand the importance of being physically and mentally healthy.
- Younger pupils approach their learning with great determination. Attitudes are very positive and pupils are extremely good at collaborating and at producing high-quality individual work.
- Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens. Boarders’ views are actively encouraged, and their opinions and concerns are appropriately considered by staff.
- Most pupils who applied to university achieved entry to their first or second university.
Inspection April 2016
The following is a report on the compliance inspection that took place on the 19th and 20th April 2016. LVS Ascot was found to be fully compliant.
The report states: ‘The school meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014.’
Highlights from the report include:
- At GCSE in years 2012 to 2015, performance has been above the national average for maintained schools.
- The teaching enables pupils to make good progress, encompasses effective behaviour management and is supported by suitable resources.
- Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.
- Arrangements are made to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by means that pay due regard to current statutory guidance; good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as reasonably practicable.
- Boarders do not experience discrimination, and their care is sensitive to different needs.
- An appropriate induction process for pupils new to boarding is implemented.
- The proprietor ensures that the leadership and management demonstrate good skills and knowledge and fulfil their responsibilities effectively, so that all standards are consistently met and they actively promote the well-being of the pupils.
About ISI Regulator Compliance Inspection (19-20 April 2016)
LVS Ascot is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), the agency responsible for inspecting schools who are members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC).
Independent Schools Inspectorate – Regulatory Compliance Inspection
- ‘This is a compliance only inspection and as such reports only on the school’s compliance with the standards, including the boarding NMS. The standards represent minimum requirements and judgements are given either as met or not met.’
- The ISI is the body approved by the Department for Education for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations and reporting on compliance with independent school regulations. ISI inspections are also carried out under arrangements of the ISC Associations for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of their membership.