May 2023 Focused compliance and educational quality inspection report

Abingdon School underwent a focused compliance and educational quality inspection. This was carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in May 2023.

We are delighted to report that Abingdon received the highest rating of ‘Excellent’; as well as meeting all eight areas of the compliance inspection, including meeting the National Minimum Standard for Boarding Schools 2022.

A focused compliance inspection reports on the school’s compliance with the standards, including the boarding National Minimum Standard. Judgements are given either as ‘met’ or as ‘not met’ and standards were met in all the categories.

The educational quality inspection reports on the quality of the school’s work, focusing on the achievement of the pupils, including academic and personal development. Judgements are given as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’, with Abingdon rated ‘Excellent’ in both areas.

Abingdon School ISI Inspection Report 2023

“Pupils gain confidence in this encouraging and challenging environment, and develop resilience and independence.”

Previous inspections:

Abingdon School Compliance-only Inspection Report 2019Abingdon School ISI Inspection Report 2015