Mayville High School is inspected by ISI (the Independent Schools Inspectorate).

The ISI is a body approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 162A of the Education Act 2002. As such, they report to the Department for Education (DfE) on the extent to which schools meet statutory requirements. ISI is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Associations of the Independent Schools Council (ISC).

ISI inspections of independent schools are required to:  

  • Report to the DfE the extent to which ISC schools comply with the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 and later amendments (referred to as the ‘regulatory requirements')

  • Where applicable, report to DfE on compliance with the requirements of the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for boarding schools

  • Where applicable, report to Ofsted on compliance with the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

  • Assure ISC Associations that their member schools maintain the quality of provision expected;

  • Help schools to improve, and inform parents of the quality of member schools

ISI inspection is for the benefit of the pupils in the schools and seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of their education and of the care for their welfare. Inspection also provides objective and reliable reports on the quality of schools and, by placing reports in the public domain, makes the information available to parents, Associations, government and the wider community. In this way, it helps schools, their staff and governors/proprietors to recognise and build on their strengths and to identify and remedy any weaknesses.

The last inspection was in January 2017.