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Our independent quality reports

We are regularly inspected by independent organisations, including the Independent Schools Inspectorate and the British Council. We publish our reports, so you know you can trust the quality at Bell. 

Our latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report 

June 2018

Statements from the report:

  • The language school exceeds expectations for the quality of education.
  • The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners’ achievements is excellent. 
  • Teaching is excellent and results in high levels of student progress. Teachers are experienced, well qualified and have excellent subject knowledge. 
  • Detailed planning and an extensive understanding of the needs of their students allow teachers to successfully adapt lessons to meet individual learning needs and effectively challenge students.
  • Feedback to students is positive, encouraging and accurate and clearly identifies areas for improvement.
  • Relationships between staff and students, and amongst the students themselves, are excellent, with a strong culture of mutual respect, integration and tolerance.
  • Effective use of a range of resources and activities is supplemented by technology to enhance and support learning.
  • Students report that they are extremely well supported and would recommend the schools to others.
  • Students’ welfare is a key priority and the school has invested well in ensuring that it meets its aim of providing a safe and supportive environment where students can progress quickly.
  • Effective careers advice ensures that students are very well prepared for further study choices and life beyond their course.
  • The safeguarding arrangements for students under the aged of 18 are excellent.
  • The quality of governance and leadership is excellent and has a clear emphasis on supporting students and maintaining very high standards.
  • Arrangements for quality assurance and the tracking of student progress are excellent.

Our British Council reports

All our centres are accredited by the British Council.

Some highlights from the reports:

'There are well-developed systems in place for strategic and quality management, communication is good'. Bell Cambridge

'Course design is clearly structured and students' progress is monitored well' Bell Cambridge

'Feedback from students is taken very seriously' Bell Cambridge 

'Students have very good facilities for relaxation. As well as the gardens with seating for good weather, there is a large indoor social area with comfortable seating, games and television' Bell Cambridge

'The new premises are entirely suitable; they provide good facilities and a comfortable environment for students and staff' Bell London

'There is a strong ethos within the organisation for continued improvement and there is a continuous quality review of systems to ensure best practice for each school' Bell London

'The size of the school enables staff to get to know the students quickly and to be able to check on their general well-being in the school and outside' Bell London

'Without exception lessons were well planned, reflecting care and commitment' Bell London

Download our Cambridge and London British Council reports