King’s College School La Moraleja, rated as “Excellent” in every category in the 2017 Independent School Inspectorate report

 

King’s College schools are the only schools in Madrid that are regularly inspected by the body, accredited by the British government. In its last report for King’s College La Moraleja, the ISI highlights “the excellent progress made by pupils, particularly in English, as a key strength of the school”.

  • The Independent Schools Inspectorate report, released last week, highlights that the students “are successful beyond the classroom and in all their activities demonstrate a capacity for hard work and exemplary attitudes to learning” and emphasises the high quality of its teachers.

 

  • The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools in England and overseas. As such, ISI reports to the English Department for Education (DfE) in regards to the extent to which schools meet the relevant Standards for British Schools overseas and comply with the ISI Framework.

 

  • “As an experienced ISI inspector myself, I understand how difficult it is to achieve such a result, so I am very proud of our pupils and staff”, said Dawn Akyurek, Headteacher of King’s College La Moraleja

 

King’s College School, La Moraleja has been rated as “Excellent” in every category in the last inspection of the school by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The body, accredited by the British government, published its report last week and concluded that King’s College School La Moraleja “is extremely successful in fulfilling its aims to prepare pupils for their future and to help them to become proficient in the English language”.

In the report, the ISI highlighted the remarkable performance of the students, which “are successful beyond the classroom and in all their activities demonstrate a capacity for hard work and exemplary attitudes to learning”. Moreover, the inspectors esteemed that “the excellent progress made by pupils, particularly in English, is a key strength of the school”.

The ISI also reported that “the pupils are extremely well-educated in line with the school’s aims to deliver a transformative learning experience to all its children” and determined that “by the time they leave the school in Year 9, pupils are mature and committed learners who are more than ready to cope with the next stage of their education.

In regards to the teaching methodology implemented at the school, the ISI report points out that “from the earliest age, independence, interest and engagement in learning are fostered extremely well”. In addition, the inspectors noted that “the teachers care deeply for the pupils” and “are eager to do their best”.

Both Leadership and the teaching staff at King’s College School La Moraleja are rated as “excellent”. In this regard, the report highlights the provision of “a safe, caring and challenging culture both inside and outside the classroom”.

“I’m extremely pleased with the excellent ISI Inspection report. I would like to praise the school team and thank them for their hard work and commitment to school improvement. It is very satisfying to see that the school has moved forward again in three years since the last ISI Inspection to reach new levels of excellent in all categories. As an experienced ISI inspector myself, I understand how difficult it is to achieve such a result, so I am very proud of our pupils and staff”, said Dawn Akyurek, Headteacher of King’s College La Moraleja.

About ISI inspections

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools in England and overseas. As such, ISI reports to the English Department for Education (DfE) in regards to the extent to which schools meet the relevant Standards for British Schools overseas and comply with the ISI Framework.

The inspection consists of two parts: a preliminary two-day visit followed by a four-day (team) inspection. The inspectors observe lessons, conduct formal interviews with pupils and staff and examine samples of pupils’ work. They hold discussions with senior members of staff, the chair of governors, the chief executive and members of the local advisory council.

Furthermore, inspectors observe a sample of the schools extra-curricular activities and attend registration sessions and assemblies. The responses of parents and pupils to pre-inspection questionnaires are analysed, and the inspectors examine documentation made available by the school.

Download the full ISI report here:

2017 La Moraleja ISI Report (English)

THE SCHOOL IS COMPLIANT WITH ALL UK DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BRITISH SCHOOLS OVERSEAS REGULATIONS

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-schools-overseas-inspection-reports