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International Inspection

We have exceptional experience in inspecting and supporting British curriculum schools in a wide range of countries throughout the world. ISI played a leading role in the development of the UK Government’s voluntary inspection scheme for British Schools Overseas and is approved by the UK Department for Education to inspect British international schools.

Each year we inspect a large number of international schools. These inspections may be independently organised or they follow the Department for Education Standards for British Schools Overseas.

The inspections perform a number of important functions:

  • Report to the UK Government’s Department for Education the extent to which schools comply with the published Standards for British International Schools;
  • Help schools to improve the quality and effectiveness of pupils’ education and of the care for their welfare;
  • Provide objective and reliable inspection reports which help schools to recognise and build on their strengths and to identify and remedy any weaknesses;
  • Inform parents, governments and the wider public of the quality of British International Schools by placing reports in the public domain.

Consultancy Support

ISI Consultancy also provides an extensive range of consultancy support services for schools and education establishments overseas and has worked in more than 50 countries globally. Projects have ranged from reforming national level education and teaching standards to providing inspection services and school improvement consultancy support to individual schools in the independent and maintained sector. Our services include:

  • Inspection theory and practice
  • Teaching and learning
  • Governance and leadership 
  • Data and insight
  • Regulation
  • Teaching standards development
Our work is delivered by a carefully selected, trained and quality assured group of highly experienced educational specialists and subject matter experts covering a range of areas from inspection and training and development through to assessment, data analysis, SEND and internet safety.

Schools’ Feedback

“We were delighted with the two teams who undertook our inspection. They were very professional, informative and very willing to give advice and make observations. They quickly understood the school and what it was aiming to achieve. We couldn’t have had a better team.”