ISI Inspection Report

Oakfield Preparatory School

ISI Inspection Report

We are delighted and extremely proud to announce that Oakfield Preparatory School has been officially graded as Excellent’, the highest possible rating, in all categories following our inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in November 2022. This was a whole school ‘Focused Compliance and Educational Quality’ inspection.

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The Educational Quality part of the inspection reports on the quality of the school’s work and focuses on two key outcomes:

  • The achievement of the pupils, including their academic development
  • The personal development of the pupils

Both outcomes were judged to be Excellent, and we are so proud that our teaching and learning have been acknowledged in this way.

The key findings stated were:

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

  • Pupils show high levels of achievement in relation to their abilities and make strong progress across all ages
  • Pupils have an excellent attitude towards their learning and work with high levels of engagement in their lessons
  • Pupils are confident learners and are willing to take risks to further extend their understanding
  • Pupils display an outstanding ability to work collaboratively in their lessons
  • Pupils have excellent communication skills

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

  • Pupils have an extremely well-developed sense of self-belief and self-confidence whilst showing consideration to others
  • Pupils show very well-developed social skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with their peers
  • Pupils are extremely well-mannered and show a high degree of respect for their school rules and take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Pupils show high levels of respect for one another and celebrate the diversity within their school and the wider community

The Focused Compliance part of the inspection reports on the school’s compliance with the Independent School Standards, and Oakfield was judged to be fully compliant in all areas.

We are all overjoyed with the outcome of the inspection, and I could not be prouder of the Oakfield family. Our talented and dedicated staff work incredibly hard to ensure that the children receive the absolute best, academically ambitious and innovative education, and I am thrilled that their creativity and commitment have been acknowledged in this way. I am also delighted that the inspectors recognised our children for the wonderful young people they are and the values and character traits they possess. I would also like to thank all our families for their ongoing support of the school and partnership with us as we work together in the best academic and personal interests of each individual child.

Moyra Thompson


Read the full ISI report here

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Read our previous ISI Regulatory Inspection Report 2018 here