Independent Schools Inspectorate Reports

Hulme Hall Grammar School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in December 2014 and we are pleased to inform you that the School meets all the requirements of the Independent School Standards Regulations 2010.

The team recognised the tremendous strengths of the School and we are proud that our pastoral care was judged as excellent. They commented that: “Relationships amongst pupils and between pupils and staff are exceptionally supportive”, they recognised that “Care is a very strong element throughout the School and fully reflects the School’s aims.” The team also recognised the excellent work of the Enrichment department in providing support to enable pupils to fulfil their potential.

The report highlights many areas of strength such as curriculum, individually tailored programmes of education, examination results and pupils attitude to learning. Particularly impressive is that the report stated that: “Attitudes to learning are good. Pupils are attentive, keen and motivated to achieve academically and in extra-curricular activities. They work well individually and in groups, often showing initiative. They are well organised and focus closely on achieving their potential. This prepares them well to move on to the next stage of their education.”

As with any inspection, it is an opportunity for us to reflect and consider what we could do better. The inspection team gave us four targets for improvement:

  1. Devise and implement ways to monitor pupils’ progress more accurately and effectively.
  2. Develop the effectiveness of the appraisal process for all staff, to ensure their strengths and training needs are formally recognised and dealt with.
  3. Increase the rigour of monitoring all aspects of the School by leaders and governors.
  4. Improve teaching so that all is as good as the best observed, especially in meeting the needs of the more-able.

We take these targets very seriously and have already begun to address them. As Bill Gates said: “we all need people who will give us feedback that is how we improve” and at Hulme Hall, we are committed to improvement and to strive towards our aim of providing the very best education for your child.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate is the body responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Associations that make up the Independent Schools Council.

Find our 2014/2015 report below: