Salesian College in Farnborough has been graded ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) – the equivalent of an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted.

The college received the top marks of ‘excellent’ for the academic achievement and personal development of its students, following the full inspection which took place in November 2022. Evidence was obtained from students, parents and staff and from first-hand observations of lessons, break times and after-school activities by the ISI inspection team, appointed by the Department for Education to monitor standards in the independent schools’ sector.

Salesian College also met all the required standards following its regulatory compliance inspection.

Headmaster Gerard Owens said: “I am overjoyed that the inspectors witnessed and reflected what we see every day – that Salesian College develops a family community where people matter most and whose outstanding levels of academic progress, sporting excellence, creative achievement and exemplary behaviour are facilitated by our compassionate and caring ethos.”