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Celebrating Success: Mount St Mary's College Shines in ISI Report

Updated: Feb 22




Under the new ISI framework introduced in October 2023, significant changes have reshaped the way schools are assessed. We are proud to be at the forefront of this change, which gives a much deeper insight into key elements of school life both in the classroom and beyond. Inspectors may no longer use summary judgments such as "Outstanding" or "Good." Instead, the inspectors will declare that children either make good progress, or that they do not, with a detailed summary of each area. At Mount St Mary's College, we are proud to announce that our students make good progress.

 

In this revised framework, schools are evaluated based on whether they have "met" or "not met" the Independent School Standards and Regulations (ISSRs). For schools falling short, immediate action points are provided for swift remediation. We are thrilled to be able to share that Mount St Mary's College has met all ISSRs, with no action points.

 

In alignment with the new assessment approach, all schools must receive recommendations. These are presented at the outset of the report and greater detail is provided as you read through.

 

We are particularly proud of the key highlights of our ISI report, which showcase our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in education, ethos, student wellbeing and boarding.

 

A Safe and Supportive Environment

Pupils at Mount St Mary's College feel secure within our school community, fostering an environment where concerns are promptly addressed. This ensures a strong emotional foundation for successful learning experiences.

 




A Home Away from Home

Our boarding facilities are not just well-organized residences; they are genuine homes away from home. Pupils express that these boarding houses are akin to a second family, emphasizing the profound sense of belonging and comfort they experience within our boarding community.

 

Catholic Ethos

Mount St Mary's College stands out for its Catholic ethos, with the report highlighting the development of pupils' spiritual and moral understanding. Our commitment to instilling these values contributes to a holistic education that goes beyond academic achievements.

 

Success for SEND Pupils

Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at Mount St Mary's College make good progress, often exceeding expectations. This underscores our inclusive approach, ensuring every student receives the necessary support to thrive academically and personally.

 




Active and Engaged Learning

Our students actively participate in lessons, demonstrating a keen interest in assimilating new concepts and engaging in thoughtful discussions. This reflects our commitment to fostering an environment where students are encouraged to question, challenge, and think deeply about various issues and situations.

 

Positive Behaviour and Contribution

The report acknowledges the positive behaviour exhibited by our pupils in lessons. They apply themselves with focus and determination, contributing positively to the overall well-being of the school community.

 

Resourceful Classrooms and Effective Teaching

Mount St Mary's College classrooms are well-resourced, and our teachers use these tools effectively to stimulate pupils' interest and challenge their thinking. This recognition underscores our dedication to providing an environment that supports effective teaching and learning.




 

The ISI report serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire school community. At Mount St Mary's College, we celebrate these achievements and remain steadfast in our commitment to providing an outstanding education that nurtures the well-being and academic success of all our students.


Read our ISI Reports here.

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