Inspection Reports

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to attach a copy of the ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection report which was conducted at St Bernard’s Preparatory School in early June.

You will be pleased to learn that the School is deemed to be fully compliant in every respect, without one single recommendation. It should be noted that this mode of new inspection is a “pass or fail” exercise, with a very exacting level of intensity and scrutiny. The report is a summary of whether the necessary standards have been met across all eight areas. It is no mean feat to achieve a report of this nature and I wholeheartedly congratulate my teaching and support staff for their efforts in this respect.

The Regulatory Compliance Inspections are similar to a vehicle MOT. The report itself lists only whether each regulation has been “met’ or ‘not met”.

I feel it is really important for me to try to explain just how amazing this result is. I am so very proud of this achievement which, having spoken with many other schools is truly exceptional. St Bernard’s Prep School always aims high to achieve its goals and this inspection is no different. It is indicative of who we are and what we stand for.

Whilst the report itself does not have room for subjectivity, the inspectors asked me to convey their thanks to the whole School community for making them feel so very welcome during their visit. They were very impressed by the children, whom they had met, describing them as ‘being wonderful and delightful.’

Our previous inspection was a full inspection in 2014 and we were delighted to have been graded excellent in all areas including the quality of pupils’ achievements and learning, pastoral care arrangements, welfare and health, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils and the contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision. The full report can be found on our website.

I trust you will join me, and the whole staff team, in feeling incredibly proud of this successful outcome from such a rigorous process.

I would like to congratulate the Trustees, Governors, my teaching staff and the support staff for continuing to maintain such high standards and commitment to ensuring we remain an excellent school.

Yours Sincerely,

Nathan Cheesman




Reports from ISI & NORES Inspections

  1. St Bernard's Prep RCI Report June 2018
  2. St Bernard's Preparatory Slough Interim Monitoring Visit Report November 2016
  3. RE Section 48 Inspection March 2014
  4. Inspection letter 2014
  5. St Bernard's Prep School ISI Report 2014
  6. Inspection report for Early Years Provision 2012