Lancing Prep Worthing was visited by the ISI for a Regulatory Compliance Inspection in January 2018. This was a Compliance Only inspection and as such reports only on the school’s compliance with the standards that represent minimum requirements and judgements are given either as met or as not met.

The findings of the inspectors were that the school meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements, and no further action is required as a result of this inspection.  

ISI RCI Report january 2018

The Educational Quality of the school was last evaluated by the ISI in its inspection in January 2014, the same month LPW became part of the Lancing College family of schools. The report made the following comments:


  • Pupils make an excellent start in the early years
  • The overall quality and standards of the early years provision are outstanding. Children make excellent progress relative to their starting points.
  • Throughout the school, pupils are well grounded in basic skills
  • They achieve high standards in English and particularly in reading
  • Pupils make good progress in all areas because of effective teaching
  • Pupils are well known as individuals and their progress is checked through regular assessments
  • Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
  • A number of pupils have won first place in local, regional or national competitions, in art, poetry and writing.
  • The most able are encouraged to aim high by the school’s identification of gifted and talented pupils and increasing attention to their needs, in and out of lessons


  • Creative, expressive and practical subjects have a strong place in the curriculum, as seen in lessons and in clubs
  • Pupils show creativity in their art and design work, as demonstrated in the high standard of work displayed around the school
  • Pupils represent the county in a wide range of sports, and the school has a successful record in inter-school sporting tournaments
  • Pupils participate with enthusiasm in purposeful and well-organised clubs, from sport, music, and drama to art and ICT

Personal Development

  • The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent, reflecting an ethos of care, respect, and service to others
  • Pupils strive to adhere to the principle of treating others as you would like to be treated, and the standard of behaviour is excellent
  • Pupils have an excellent standard of personal development by the time they leave the school

Pastoral Care

  • The school’s arrangements for pastoral care are excellent
  • Pupils are supported by high quality pastoral care and know that they can turn to staff if they have any concerns

ISI Report 2014