Focus schools are registered independent schools affiliated to the Focus Learning Trust (FLT). The Trust aims to provide schools which encourage students to develop their full potential and acquire the discipline of learning how to learn, while upholding the Christian teachings and beliefs which underpin the Plymouth Brethren community.

The School Inspection Service inspects all schools in England which are affiliated to the Focus Learning Trust. The inspection is conducted in accordance with Section 109(1) and (2) of the Education and Skills Act 2008 and follows the inspection framework agreed by SIS and the Department for Education (DfE). SIS professional inspectors are trained to conduct the inspection of Focus schools.