Pre-Prep ISI Report 2011
The Independent Schools Inspectorate inspected Thorpe House Pre-Prep (which was called Kinsgcote in 2011) at the same time as the Junior and Senior Schools in March 2011.
Along with the many positive comments there were a number of useful recommendations, the majority of which we had identified and have since addressed. The report provided us with an excellent benchmark to measure ourselves against as we continue to strive in providing the best teaching and learning experience for our boys.
If you don't have time to read the full report which can be downloaded in full at the end of this page, below are some examples of what the Inspectorate had to say about us:
"Pupils are enthusiastic and display excellent attitudes to learning. "
"Pupils’ personal development is excellent, in accordance with the aims of the school, and is supported by high levels of care and strong welfare procedures. Pupils are tolerant and respectful of each other’s differences and collaborate very well when working together. "
"Pupils achieve particularly high levels of skill in literacy, reading, speaking and writing confidently for a variety of purposes. Mature speaking and listening skills were evident in interviews. Pupils of all ages listen carefully to what others say and treat their answers with respect. The presentation of pupils’ work is of a very high standard."
"Pupils demonstrate excellent ability in number and mental calculations. "
"The quality of pupils’ attitudes is excellent overall. Boys are quick to settle, apply themselves thoughtfully, work enthusiastically and take great pride in their work."
"The personal development of all pupils, including those in the EYFS, is excellent. In accordance with the aims of the school boys display kindness, excellent behaviour, tolerance and good manners."