In September 2016 we were inducted into the Independent Schools Association which means the school will now be inspected by the ISI – the Independent Schools Inspectorate. We had to pass an independent inspection by the ISA, the Ofsted check in September, and pass a membership committee to become a member of the ISA so this is an extremely rigorous process. We believe this shows the excellent performance at Bales.
We were a founding member of CIFE – the Conference for Independent Further Education – which is a Sixth Form organisation.
“Pupil’s individual achievement targets are set and their progress is assessed regularly. Pupils’ progress is shared with parents every half term and at parents’ evenings.”
“The pupils the inspector met said that teaching is good and that they enjoy their learning across the different subjects.”
“Pupils the inspector met said that the college is a safe environment and that they are well looked after by staff. One pupil said the college ‘felt like a family’.”