Inspection Reports

The School has a superb track record of giving its pupils the very best start to their education and this has been highlighted in Wilmslow Prep’s Inspection Reports.

Links on this page will take you to the School’s last four Inspection Reports undertaken in 2011, November 2014, June 2017, and most recently in November 2021 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The latest inspection was a Regulatory Compliance Inspection, which focuses on 8 key areas and assesses whether the Inspectorates’ standards are met. There are no qualitative judgements in this report.

‘The School meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements and no further action is required as a result of this inspection.’

Key Findings from our most recent Educational Quality Inspection Report in 2017 (this report, unlike the recent Regulatory Compliance Report, is broader and gives a better flavour of our School).

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

  • Pupils have highly positive attitudes to their work and develop excellent skills in communication, numeracy and ICT.
  • All groups of pupils make excellent progress in relation to their starting points.
  • Pupils achieve well in lessons through high quality teaching, although it does not always include teaching assistants in the planning of lessons.
  • Pupils excel in games and creative activities.
  • Pupils achieve high standards as governors and senior managers conduct thorough reviews of all aspects of the school’s work.

The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent

  • Pupils have excellent levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, they are making mistakes as an important step on the path to learning.
  • Pupils relish taking responsibilities and making decisions, and have an active interest in their community.
  • Pupils have a growing understanding of the non-material aspects of life.
  • Pupils have an outstanding moral sense, and know right from wrong
  • Pupils’ behaviour is excellent.

View Reports

Click the links below to view inspection reports

View Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report 2021

View Educational Quality Inspection Report 2017

View Focused Compliance Inspection Report 2017

View EYFS Inspection Report November 2014