08 Nov 2012

Independent Schools Inspectorate finds International House London ‘an excellent place to study’

International House London has ‘exceeded expectations’ across all key measures in an inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

In its first report on the school, the ISI team found that the quality of the curriculum, teaching and students’ achievement ‘exceeds expectations’, that ‘students and teacher trainees receive an excellent education’ and that the quality of the teaching overall is ‘excellent’.

The ISI report goes on to state that teaching is of a ‘high calibre’, that student achievement is very good and that ‘examination results are excellent’.

The ISI inspectors also described the leadership and management of the school as exceeding expectations and reported that students found the school to be ‘an excellent place to study’ with ‘very good resources’ and would recommend the school to others without hesitation.

Commenting on the report, Justin Vollmer, deputy director of IH London, said: ‘We are extremely pleased with the results of the inspection. IH London works hard to ensure that students and teacher trainees receive the highest quality education and the best learning experience. That this has been recognised by the ISI is a credit to everyone at the school.’

The ISI inspection took place in October 2012 and included confidential interviews with students and staff, as well as classroom observations.

This is the first year that language schools could be inspected by the ISI. The next full inspection will take place in 2016.

Further information

ISI is an agency approved by the UK Border Agency to carry out educational oversight inspections of private further education colleges and English language schools in England and Wales.

For more information about the report, see ISI inspection reports.

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