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Inspection & Accreditation

The college is registered as an independent school with the Department for Education (DFE). It is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) represented by The Independent Schools Council (ISC) and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The Principal is a member of the Council for Independent Further Education (CIFE).

The latest full ISI Inspection report was published in November 2013. MPW London was judged as Excellent in all areas by ISI. The following conclusions are reprinted from the report:

Report Findings

Overall effectivenessGrade
Students' academic achievementExcellent
Quality of teachingExcellent
Extra-curricular programmeExcellent
Quality of students' spiritual, moral, social & cultural developmentExcellent
Pastoral careExcellent
Welfare, health & safetyExcellent
Leadership & managementExcellent

Students are very well educated and the college successfully fulfils its aims. The quality of the students’ academic achievement and progress throughout the college is excellent. The provision for and achievement of those students with SEND or EAL is excellent and the provision for able gifted and talented (AGT) students is good. The academic curriculum is broad and flexible timetabling allows individual programmes of study to be developed. The contribution of teaching is excellent. Small class sizes throughout the college enable students to receive individual attention; tutors give freely of their time to support students outside the classroom. The extra-curricular programme gives good opportunities for those students who wish to participate. Students have an excellent attitude to their learning and this makes a significant contribution to their achievement and progress.

The quality of the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. In line with the aims of the college, students are encouraged to develop confidence, self-belief and self-discipline. The students are courteous, friendly and considerate. Pastoral care, demonstrated in the relationship between students and between staff and students, is excellent. Students feel safe in the college environment and they have a choice of people to go for support or help if they have any concerns. Arrangements to ensure their welfare, health and safety are excellent.

Governance is excellent and the members of the board fully discharge their responsibilities. They are rigorous in monitoring safeguarding procedures as well as the effectiveness of policies. Leadership and management at all levels are excellent and good practice is shared at both departmental and whole college levels. The college has effective links with parents. The recommendations from the previous report have been implemented.

The latest ISI Regulatory Compliance inspection was published in November 2017. The college was fully compliant with all regulatory standards in all respects.

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