Inspection reports

    Quality Inspection Report

    The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) completed a full inspection of the College in May 2019.

    Hurst College is delighted to confirm that an 'excellent' grade was awarded in every category.

    A copy of the full report can be found here.

    Comments from the Report:

    Throughout the school there is a tangible and marked positivity among pupils

    Pupils of all ages exhibit high levels of self-knowledge and self-confidence and feel valued as individuals in fulfillment of the school's aims to foster resilience, responsibility, kindness and respect.

    At both GCSE and A Level, standardised measures of progress indicate that pupils make excellent progress in relation to their ability.

    Regulatory Compliance Inspection

    A Regulatory Compliance Inspection of Hurst College Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form took place in late April 2016 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

    As this was a compliance only inspection, the ISI reports only on the school's compliance with the standards which represent minimum requirements and judgements are given as: met or not met.

    The summary evaluation for Hurstpierpoint College states:

    The full ISI Regulartory Compliance report is available here.

    Boarding Inspection

    A summary of the ISI Interim Boarding Inspection in February 2013 is outlined below.

    The intermediate inspection focuses on compliance with the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools and comments on the progress made by the school in meeting the recommendations set out in the most recent statutory boarding inspection carried out by Ofsted in June 2009. The inspection findings are not graded; they are a pass or fail.

    The summary of the Inspection report confirmed that Hurst meets all the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2011 on the following criteria:

    • Boarding provision and care
    • Arrangements for welfare and safeguarding
    • Leadership and management of the boarding provision
    • Hurst met the recommendations made in the 2009 Ofsted boarding inspection report

    The full ISI Interim boarding inspection report is available on the ISI website.



    Pupils outstanding attitudes to learning are evident in lessons and beyond.

    (ISI Inspection May 2019)

    Pupils develop high levels of knowledge, skills and understanding and they readily apply them to different subjects.

    (ISI Inspection May 2019)

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