Before the Easter holidays, Portsmouth High School, part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), underwent a two day inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) which is the body approved by the Department for Education for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations.
The report found that Portsmouth High School has met ‘the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulation 2014, and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements, and no further action is associated with this inspection,’ independent school inspectors find.
Sharing the report with parents before the start of the summer term, Headmistress, Mrs Jane Prescott, said:
‘I am delighted to share with parents the outcome of our most recent inspection. Thank you to all of you and your daughters who took time to respond to the questionnaires. It is a marvellous testament to how seriously PHS takes the regulations that we have met all the standards. There is no judgment on how well we have attained this grading but at the feedback meeting the lead inspector was most complimentary about the school, the pupils, the staff, the leadership team and our chair of governors, Mrs Anne McMeehan Roberts, along with the GDST and local governance of the school.’