Policies

Prince’s Mead has many policies to ensure the best possible care for children and adults in our community.  Copies of all policies relating to school life, including the Health and Safety Policy, can be obtained via the School Office. Email: info@princesmeadschool.org.uk

Our latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is detailed below.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

Inspection Report 2019

Like all UK independent schools, Prince’s Mead is inspected regularly by the ISI to ensure that high standards are maintained. Prince’s Mead always looks forward to inspections: we enjoy showing off our school, and even more importantly appreciate the important role that such inspections have in maintaining the very highest standards across the entire independent sector. Two members of the Senior Leadership Team, including the Headmaster, are ISI School Inspectors.

“The quality of pupils’ achievement and learning, including the Early Years Foundation Stage, is excellent across the full range of subjects and activities”

Independent Schools Inspectorate

ISI regards the wellbeing and happiness of the pupils as paramount, but are also interested in the quality and depth of teaching and learning and the extent of the co-curricular provision.

Following a two-day regulatory and compliance inspection in March 2019, Prince’s Mead is delighted to share the Independent Schools Inspectorate report. Prince’s Mead met all the regulatory requirements of the Independent School Standards, with no recommendations – the best possible outcome for the School.

“The quality of leadership, management and governance, including links with parents, carers and guardians is excellent.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate

The inspectors looked at all aspects of Prince’s Mead life: they observed lessons, conducted interviews with staff, pupils and governors, and examined samples of pupils’ work. We were thrilled by the feedback gathered from the pupil and parent surveys.

In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected Prince’s Mead and the findings of the Inspection Team endorsed its Mission Statement and Aims without reserve.

ISI judged every aspect of life at Prince’s Mead to be of the highest standard – Excellent.

  • The quality of pupils’ achievement and learning, including the Early Years Foundation Stage, is excellent across the full range of subjects and activities.
  • The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision is excellent.
  • Pupils’ listening skills are a particular strength and their positive attitude to everything they do is a significant factor in their many successes.
  • Pupils are inspired by their (teachers’) enthusiasm and interest in their subjects, which provides an environment in which they are eager to learn.
  • Teachers are approachable and generous with their time, promoting tolerance and respect so that pupils are happy to ask for help when they do not understand and are confident that they will receive the support they need.
  • All pupils know that they should treat people fairly and without discrimination and they understand the standards of behaviour expected of them. Mutual respect is at the core of the school community.
  • The school’s caring, nurturing environment and excellent procedures for pastoral care enable pupils to flourish and feel a sense of belonging.
  • The quality of leadership, management and governance, including links with parents, carers and guardians is excellent.