Brighton Girls Rated Excellent

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) carries out inspections of independent schools on behalf of the Department of Education. We were last inspected in November 2019. You can read Mrs McColl’s summary here and download the inspection report below.

We are delighted to report that both the pupils’ academic and personal development at Brighton Girls were judged to be “excellent.” The full report can be accessed here but below is a snapshot of some of the key findings.

Academic Achievement

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

The inspectors were impressed by the “high quality of teaching in lessons” throughout the school and noted that the girls “set themselves high standards in their approach to learning”.

They reported that the girls possess “excellent higher order thinking” skills and advanced “linguistic and communication skills”. In the Senior School, examination results are above the national average and progress made by all pupils, through to the Sixth Form, including those with special educational needs and English as an additional language, was deemed to be excellent.

Personal Development

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

The inspectors were impressed by the high level of pastoral care at Brighton Girls. They commented in particular on the positive relationships the girls develop here, both with each other and with their teachers. They noted that the girls are “self-confident”, exhibiting “high levels of self-esteem and self-discipline” and that they “demonstrate great respect when challenging each other’s ideas”.

Around the school, inspectors noticed that pupils are polite and courteous. When visiting clubs and societies, the inspectors witnessed empathy and compassion, describing the girls as “very aware of those less fortunate than themselves”.

Focused Compliance Inspection

The Compliance inspection reports only on the school’s compliance with the standards and I am pleased to report that, in all areas, these standards were met.

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