ISI Inspections

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body responsible for the inspection of independent schools in membership of the Associations that make up the Independent Schools Council. ISI reports to the Department for Education on the extent to which schools meet statutory requirements.

As a member of IAPS and ISC Richmond House School is inspected by ISI every 3 years. There are currently two types of inspections – educational quality inspections (which include a focused compliance inspection) and regulatory compliance inspections.

Educational quality inspections report on the two main outcomes for pupils: achievement and personal development.  Reporting is with reference to contributory factors such as the curriculum, teaching and pastoral care.

Regulatory compliance inspections report on a school’s compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).


Richmond House School met with the requirements of the Regulatory Compliance Inspection which took place in May 2017. This is the highest result that a school can achieve. The report can be found below:

2017 Regulatory Compliance Inspection

A more detailed inspection of Richmond House School was made in 2013, in which the school achieved the top mark of excellent in every category. This was an integrated inspection which reported against a different framework but covered provision and outcomes for pupils and regulatory compliance in a combined report which can be found below:

2013 Integrated Inspection