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The Oratory School is fully compliant 

Following the progress monitoring visit which took place in May 2018, The Oratory School is fully compliant in all aspects of the Regulatory Compliance inspection.

The Regulatory Compliance inspection judges whether or not a school has met each of the Independent School Standards, as well as the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools, since the school’s last inspection in 2013. There are currently just under 500 regulations in the ISI handbook. The report is written to a strict template and uses very specific, generic wording to report inspectors’ findings. Regulatory Compliance Inspections do not give any information about the quality of education offered by a school and only record whether or not it has met the standards.

The progress monitoring visit report states that “the school has made significant progress…” and that “the school’s leadership actively promotes the well-being of pupils through robust implementation of its safeguarding policy and procedures and through thorough arrangements to promote pupils’ pastoral and welfare needs”.

Click on the link below to read the confirmation of compliance letter from the Department of Education.

Department of Education Confirmation of Compliance Letter July 2018 


Inspection Reports

The Oratory School Progress Monitoring Visit Report May 2018

The Oratory School Compliance Inspection 2017

The Oratory School Compliance Inspection 2014


Canonical Inspection Report

As a school of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, one of the inspections we undergo every few years is from its Education Department. The Oratory School was inspected in May 2019. Three areas of the school’s provision were inspected: the quality of its Catholic life; its Religious Education, and its Collective Worship. The school was graded Good in all three areas, and Good overall. We are pleased with these outcomes, but as part of our ongoing commitment to developing the Catholic life of the school, we will take on board the inspectors’ recommendations for further development of all three areas. As always, our pupils were described by the inspectors in glowing terms in the verbal feedback.

Canonical Inspection Report May 2018