Inspection Reports

In June 2019, a team of inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) visited Tranby, formerly Hull Collegiate School, as part of their regular cycle of inspection to carry out an independent review of the School.

Tranby is the only independent school in East Yorkshire to receive these glowing results from the ISI team.

The team of Inspectors awarded the School the highest possible grade of “Excellent” in both categories, assessing the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of pupils’ personal development. In addition, the school was judged fully compliant in all regulatory areas.

  • The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent: Inspectors said: ‘pupils have extremely positive attitudes to learning, are highly motivated and are keen to make the most of all that the school provides for them’;
  • The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent: Inspectors said: ‘throughout the school, pupils develop into well-rounded, kind and confident young people’.  They went on to say that pupils ‘have an exceedingly strong sense of community’.

You may download a copy of the report here

Concluding their report, the inspectors said: "The School is highly successful in developing well-rounded, confident, skilled young people who are very well equipped for the next stage of their education."

"We are delighted with this report which recognises what an excellent school Tranby is.  As well as commenting on our high academic standards, I am particularly thrilled that the inspectors saw how motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic our pupils are.

The inspectors’ comments are a powerful recognition of what we are achieving.  At Tranby, we constantly strive to give our pupils a breadth of experiences and opportunities outside the classroom so that they can develop into compassionate and responsible young people.  It is therefore very heartening that the inspectors saw many examples of our excellent pastoral care and our pupils demonstrating our values: innovation, confidence, aspiration, respect and enthusiasm.  Our school community is like no other, one that I’m proud to have my family a part of.

Their findings were outstandingly positive, and it is a testament to the hard work of everyone at the School, pupils, staff and governors alike."

Alex Wilson, Headmistress