Inspection reports

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected Geneva English School in March 2017.

Geneva English School was rated ‘excellent’ (the highest grade possible) in all 8 aspects.

The full inspection report can be read here and has been published on the ISI website.


“We are delighted with the report, which speaks of a school in which children are happy and well cared for, where they enjoy their learning, and where they acquire values, attributes and skills that will serve them well in their future lives”, commented the Headmaster.

“The inspectors found something very special here, namely a ‘learning’ school in which there is an open dialogue about educational philosophy, modern teaching methods and the development of skills and competencies for life in a rapidly changing world. This is a place where members of staff talk to each other, share ideas and are keen to try out new initiatives.”

Inspections for British schools overseas follow the framework and guidance for independent school inspection in England. ISI has extensive experience inspecting and supporting British curriculum schools in over 50 countries around the world and is approved by the UK Department for Education to inspect British international schools.

Judgements are made against a range of standards, which include the quality of education provided, the pupils’ academic and wider achievements, their attitudes to learning, the quality of the pupils’ personal development, and the effectiveness of governance, leadership and management.

Geneva English School is the only school in Switzerland that undergoes the rigorous inspection regime of the ISI.

Accredited member of COBIS and IAPS

A successful outcome from a British Schools Overseas inspection allows Geneva English School to be an accredited member of COBIS (the Council of British International Schools) and a member of IAPS (the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools). Membership of these associations via a rigorous inspection framework not only provides the School with a kitemark of exceptional quality but also gives us access to a network of opportunities for professional development and for pupil activities, competitions and international links.

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