Quality and Inspections

All IH schools share a quality commitment to our clients and staff. We want our clients to achieve their aspirations and open new horizons by learning with International House, and we want our staff to be a part of a team supporting students to progress and achieve.

All IH schools are inspected regularly to ensure that students have the best school in which to learn, and that teachers and staff have the best environment to work in. Our objective is to ensure that staff and students can trust all International House schools regardless of their city and country.

In inspections we not only check what schools are doing now, but encourage them to keep up to date and lead the industry with innovations.

IH Promises

The IH Promises say what quality will mean to you – either as a client or a member of staff.


Simply, inspections check that schools are delivering on their promise to clients and staff. IH schools are inspected when they first join the network, then they gradually reduce to once every three years. Inspections involve visiting the school, observing classes, directly surveying students and staff, speaking to managers, and looking at paperwork and processes. Inspections usually last between two and four days. Schools receive a detailed report, and a Highlights Report which can be shared with clients and other stakeholders.  These can be seen by accessing the link opposite.