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British Schools Overseas Inspection


The UK Department for Education (DfE) have a voluntary inspection scheme for overseas schools. This ensures schools provide their pupils with the skills and qualifications they need to enter or re-enter the British education system. The scheme helps to inform parents of how the standards in these schools measure up against the standards that apply to independent schools in England. For more information, click here

In October 2014, Byron College was inspected by the DfE approved inspectorate Penta International. The excellent report is available on the Penta International website. We are due for inspection again in October 2017.


A few of the many highlights of the report include:

  • Academic standards are high: pupils consistently beat UK national averages in GCSEs and A levels, and many go on to study at the best universities in the world
  • There is an outstanding emphasis given to meeting pupils' individual social and personal needs: Byron College gives great emphasis to being inclusive, which means that pupils are confident and learn with enjoyment
  • Pupils' attitudes, behaviour, personal development and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are excellent: they are outstanding ambassadors for the school
  • Almost all pupils speak English confidently and competently, despite it being their second or third language
  • The highly effective and efficient use of the accommodation results in the school offering a broad and balanced curriculum: this meets the needs of pupils and prepares them well for the next stage of their education
  • The attention given to health, safety and keeping the pupils safe is excellent


Byron College is an accredited member of the highly prestigious Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

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