The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected Falkner House in May and June 2011.
“Falkner House is exceptionally successful in meeting its aims. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding and they reach extremely high standards of attainment in both their academic work and their extra-curricular activities, especially sport and music. Pupils are very articulate and have excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. They make rapid progress in all year groups from the Nursery onwards, as a consequence of outstanding teaching and a curriculum which is ambitious and far-reaching in all subjects. Class teachers and specialist teachers display an infectious energy and enthusiasm in their lessons, which motivates pupils and stimulates their intellect. The depth and breadth of teachers’ subject knowledge ensures that a high level of challenge is set for pupils.”
“The pupils’ personal development, including their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, is excellent. As a result of the warm, family atmosphere in the school, pupils are able to flourish and develop self-confidence in their abilities.”
“The quality of governance, leadership and management is excellent. The proprietor runs the school very effectively in her role as headteacher. She exercises a clear vision and drive for excellence, and is open to ideas for development and improvement.”
“The quality of teaching is excellent. This enables pupils to make rapid progress and attain high standards. The majority of teaching seen was outstanding, across a range of subjects, and the remainder was almost always as good.”
- Falkner House ISI Report 2011 Download file [.pdf]