Dolphin School (incorporating Noah’s Ark Nursery Schools) was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate for Regulatory Compliance in June 2018. This was a very thorough and detailed review of all aspects of Regulation and Compliance which is part of the new inspection regulations for schools which have recently come into force. The inspection covered eight areas and the school met the regulatory standards in all areas.
Quality of Education provided
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
Welfare, health and safety of pupils
Suitability of staff, supply staff, and proprietors
Premises of and accommodation at schools
Provision of information
Manner in which complaints are handled
Quality of leadership and management of schools
Please see a copy of the full 2018 Inspection Report here:
The Integrated Inspection was carried out in May 2015. Below are excerpts from the report. The full report is also available to read on this page.
Excerpts from the Inspection Report:
The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent, fulfilling the school’s aims. From EYFS onwards, pupils make excellent progress in understanding, knowledge and skills. Standards of literacy and numeracy are particularly high.
Pupils thrive in a warm and welcoming environment.
Pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent. Pupils are most commonly diligent, eager to undertake new challenges and take great pride in presenting their work well. A particular strength of their approach the way in which they settle to work very quickly.
Teaching is well planned, takes careful account of pupils’ learning needs and demonstrates high levels of subject knowledge.
Relationships between teachers and pupils is warm and encouraging, contributing effectively to progress because pupils are prepared to take risks and to ask questions until their understanding is secure.
Please see a copy of the full 2015 Inspection Report here: