January 2019 Compliance-only inspection
Abingdon Prep School underwent a regulatory compliance inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, ISI.
We are delighted to report that the inspection found that Abingdon Prep met all the standards required and no further action is needed.
A compliance-only inspection reports on the School’s compliance with the standards set out by the Department of Education for independent schools including the relevant requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Judgements are given either as ‘met’ or as ‘not met’ and standards were met in all the categories.
November 2015 ISI Inspection
“Pupils' achievement is exceptional, both inside and outside the classroom. They reach unusually high standards and make rapid progress through the school, displaying outstanding attitudes to learning.”
Abingdon Prep receives the highest ratings in all categories following the ISI inspection.
We are delighted to be able to announce that Abingdon Prep School has been given the highest rating in all categories following the ISI inspection in November 2015. To be graded ‘exceptional’ for the pupils’ achievements and learning is very rare. In all other categories the highest rating is excellent, which the Prep School received across the board.
Speaking about the report, Headmaster, Crispin Hyde-Dunn said, “On behalf of our whole school community I am absolutely delighted with the excellent outcomes of our inspection report. They affirm that in all areas of endeavour, our school provides the highest quality of teaching, learning and pastoral care. In addition, we are especially proud of our pupils' achievements, which the Inspection report judged as being “exceptional”.
“The Inspectors also commented on the 'extremely happy family atmosphere' at our school. It is equally significant that this special environment, of which pupils, staff, parents and governors are all a part, has been recognised by the inspectors, as it is precisely this atmosphere which enables our pupils to learn, grow and achieve in an exceptional manner.”
Abingdon Preparatory School's 2011 Inspection Report
The Good Schools Guide
'Abingdon Prep is clearly a happy, successful place, small enough for everyone to know each other but big enough to offer first-class, all-round education. Not only that, it encourages boys to enjoy lots of fresh air and fun along the way too'.