• Independent Schools Inspectorate raises fees after two-year loss

    The main inspectorate for private schools has hiked its fees by 12 per cent after operating at a loss for the past two years. The Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI), which inspects about 1,000 larger private schools, posted an operating loss of £441,000 last year, following a £498,000 loss in 2016. The losses have contributed to

    7.00 Nov. 12th, 2018 | News

  • DfE releases guide to partnerships with universities and private schools

    The Department for Education has published guidance and case studies aimed at encouraging more partnerships between state schools, universities and the independent school sector. The documents include a guide to setting up partnerships and how to write a “memorandum of understanding” outlining the terms of a common plan of action. They also feature examples of

    17.53 Nov. 6th, 2018 | News

  • Safeguarding, fire safety and segregation: DfE releases 27 new private school warning notices

    The government has published the latest batch of warning notices issued to underperforming private schools. Among other transgressions, it found two schools where boys and girls were treated differently enough to affect their personal development, as well as failure to comply with fire safety regulations, and a room used by a special school to calm

    13.33 Apr. 27th, 2018 | News