Loughborough Grammar School has been judged


in their Independent Schools Inspection Report.

The report highlighted that;

‘The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.’

 ‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.’

Below is a summary of the inspectors findings however you can download the complete report here

ISI Inspection Reports

Loughborough Grammar School 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. ISI inspections are also carried out under arrangements of the ISC Associations for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of their membership.

Summary of the ISI Inspection Report 2021

A team of inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate spent four days examining every aspect of school life. Below is a summary of their findings.

They graded the boys and their teachers as being excellent in every aspect:

  • Pupils’ achievements and learning
  • Contribution of curricular and co-curricular provision
  • Contribution of teaching
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Pastoral care, and welfare, health and safety provision
  • Leadership and management, including links with parents
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The Success of the School

In their main findings, the inspectors commented that;

‘Pupils throughout the school demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, substantial self-confidence and self-discipline.  They display an excellent understanding of themselves and what they excel in as well as areas that they find more challenging. Pupils are able to engage in very thoughtful self-reflection about personal identity and character and what led to them.’

‘There is an expectation of collaboration which exists at all ages throughout the school…pupils develop into considerate and empathetic young people. The school fully meets its aim to produce team players who embrace challenge and change.’

‘Pupils achieve notable success in sporting, musical, artistic and cultural arenas, both individually and in teams. Their achievements are facilitated by an extensive range of co-curricular and extension activities, specialist coaching and expert guidance. The uptake of these activities is high with the pupils receiving many awards over recent years.’

‘Pupils throughout the school make excellent progress across all areas of learning and at all age and ability ranges.’

Quality of pupils’ achievements and learning:

The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

‘Pupils attitudes to learning are exemplary, pupils display extremely advanced communication skills and pupils attain highly and make excellent progress across the school.’

‘Pupils achieve highly and show substantial pride in their school because of the excellent leadership of academic provision.  Pupils are deeply engaged in the learning process, and a very large majority of pupils and parents commented on the help and encouragement they receive from supportive, dedicated and experienced staff when they encounter problems with their work.’

‘Pupils of all ages and abilities clearly demonstrated in lessons and in conversation excellent knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of learning. Work seen is of a standard beyond and in some cases well beyond age-related expectations.

‘Pupils of all ages and abilities display excellent study habits, organisational and thinking skills throughout the school.’

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Quality of Personal Development and Pastoral Care

The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.

‘Pupils of all ages have a well-developed level of spiritual understanding, strong sense of belonging and appreciation of non-material aspects of life.’

‘Pupils collaboration and leadership are excellent, pupils demonstrate a very strong awareness of personal growth over time, and pupils contribute extremely positively and willingly to the school community and to society more broadly.’

‘Pupils communicated in a mature, confident and articulate manner.’

‘Pupils show an excellent appreciation of morality and the impact of their actions on others, taking responsibility for them.’

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