Independent schools are not normally inspected by Ofsted, as state schools are. Instead, Habs Girls is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), which is appointed by the Department for Education. This means their findings are independent and objective, set against the context of a large number of private schools in England.

Download our latest inspection report (2022)
Or, see below for a summary of the ISI’s key findings.

Quality of education provided

Academic achievements

The quality of students’ academic and other achievements is excellent. They are intellectually curious and demonstrate a great thirst for knowledge. They have excellent communication skills, which they apply effectively to all areas of their learning. They collaborate enthusiastically, working highly effectively, together, towards common goals. Students achieve very strong success in a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities. They have excellent study skills and outstanding attitudes to their learning.

Personal development

Students are highly self-aware and reflective young people, showing maturity beyond their years. They display extremely purposeful and positive behaviour around the school. They are highly respectful of each other and enthusiastically celebrate the diversity of the school community. They make many valuable contributions to school life, contributing greatly to the social cohesion of the Habs community.

The required standards are all met.

The quality of the students’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Students are intellectually curious and demonstrate great thirst for knowledge.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

We actively promote principles and values which allow students to develop as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.

The required standards are all met.

Welfare and health & safety of pupils

We safeguard and promote the welfare of students according to current statutory guidance:

  • We promote good behaviour
  • We prevent bullying, as far as is reasonably practicable
  • We meet health and safety standards, including fire safety
  • We make provision for first aid
  • Students are properly supervised
  • We maintain admission and attendance registers
  • We take a strategic approach to risk assessment
  • We have a disability access plan in place

The required standards are all met.

Suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors

We make the appropriate checks to ensure the suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors.

The required standards are all met.

Premises and accommodation

Our premises are maintained to a standard in keeping with health and safety, while acoustics and lighting are appropriate. Suitable outdoor space is provided for physical education and outdoor play. We provide suitable facilities for:

  • Toilets
  • Changing
  • Showering
  • Medical and therapy needs

The required standards are all met.

Quality of leadership and management

Our leadership and management demonstrate good skills and knowledge, and fulfil their responsibilities effectively. They actively promote the wellbeing of all students.

The required standards are all met.

The quality of the students’ personal development is excellent. Students are highly self-aware and reflective young people who exhibit maturity beyond their years.