Hulme Hall Pre-School Inspection

We are inspected periodically by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Links that enable you to access the most recent reports are included below.

In September 2018, the school received a Regulatory Compliance Inspection (RCI) and was judged to be fully compliant.

At the beginning of October 2022, the school received a Focused Compliance Inspection (FCI), along with an Educational Quality Inspection (EQI). Once again, the school was judged as being fully compliant in the FCI part of that inspection process.

The EQI part of that process offers more detail and judgements relating to the quality of education on offer at Hulme Hall. Judgements are made regarding the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements, as well as the quality of pupils’ personal development.

We are very pleased with the contents of this latest report and I would encourage you to click on the link to read the report for yourselves. I would also like to thank all the children, parents, and staff who completed the various questionnaires which form part of the inspection evidence from which the inspectors make their judgments. It is very pleasing to note that feedback from each of those questionnaires was overwhelmingly positive.

The inspection team was very complimentary about our children and below you can find some comments which are taken from the final report:

As the report combines both the senior and the Pre-School, within this report. We have picked out below some of the key comments which reflect to Pre-School below:


“Children in the EYFS demonstrate excellent attitudes to their learning, being attentive, engaged and busy as active participants.”

“Pre-School children participated enthusiastically in a phonics lesson creating a silly soup. They displayed excellent listening and speaking skills by recalling the initial sounds of words and naming each mystery object accurately.”

“Pre-School demonstrated excellent knowledge and understanding of temp and volume and applied this confidently to an outdoor activity using percussion instruments.”

“Pre-School pupils demonstrate excellent mathematical vocabulary for their age.”

“Pre-School pupils enjoy using ICT and demonstrate excellent ability and skills.”

“Pre-school children display excellent levels of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-understanding for their age through their resilience and perseverance to work through problems. They are able to recognise when something is challenging and to persevere to solve problems with adult support, such as when turning on the tap.”

“Pre-school children talk about themselves and others with respect, making excellent use of the ‘all about me’ posters on display. They showed a great appreciation of the work of contemporary African American artist, Mickalene Tomas when creating their own work in a similar style.”

“Pre-school children show excellent manners and respect for each other, recognising the need to wait their turn for adult support during lunch.”

“Pre-school pupils make excellent use of listening skills with classical music and exploring tempo when producing artwork. Sensitivity for living organisms was displayed by pre-school children in their care for the goldfish kept in their setting”.

“Pre-school children aim to be the ‘best version of themselves’ and they show an excellent acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour. Clear and strong leadership from all staff encourages pupils to take responsibility for the culture and behaviour of the school.”

Please read the full school report below, which contains both the Pre-School and the Main School comments:

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