Inspection Reports

Outstanding or Excellent in every area. Again.

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022


As a member of the Independent Schools Association, The Gower School is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) on behalf of the Department for Education. ISI inspected our primary and nursery schools in November 2022 and graded us Excellent or Outstanding in every category.

Quotes from the Educational Quality Inspection Report:

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

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

“Pupils’ respect for diversity and cultural understanding is excellent.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

Children of all abilities make rapid progress through a supportive environment that meets their specific needs. From an early age they are excellent oral communicators who listen attentively to their peers and adults alike, ask questions, make decisions, and share ideas.

“The atmosphere of mutual respect, support and kindness pervades the whole school community, engendered by school leaders and managers. Children’s sense of diversity and inclusion is outstanding.”

“Strong teaching, detailed planning, excellent support, and an admirable pupil work ethic all make a positive contribution. Pupils spoke highly of the support and challenge they receive from teachers.”

Quotes from the Early Years Foundation Stage Inspection Report:

“The overall effectiveness of the early years provision is outstanding. Behaviour and attitudes are outstanding.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

“The quality of education is outstanding. The personal development of children is outstanding.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

“Safeguarding in the setting is extremely effective. Leadership and management are outstanding.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

Children have excellent opportunities to explore the prepared environment and engage with materials of their own choosing, doing things they love whilst cultivating basic life skills, making their own decisions, and developing independence.

High quality resources, a challenging investigative curriculum and adults who show a thoughtful understanding of children’s developmental needs as well as high expectations, enable children to demonstrate creativity, exploration, and active learning.

Parents said their children are well cared for and nurtured by staff who care about their offspring’s development and wellbeing.

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Montessori Nursery and Primary

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