ISI Inspection Report
The Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) is the body which carries out inspections of independent schools.
Our last published inspection was in 2017. The ISI inspection report can be downloaded to read here.
This inspections came in two parts:
The first part examines compliance with regulations concerning issues such as health and safety, and safeguarding; in this section, institutions are judged to be either compliant or not - Rishworth and Heathfield were judged to be fully compliant in every area.
The second part of the report is concerned with judgements on the quality of education, taken in the widest sense to include results in nationally standardised assessments and examinations; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils; academic achievements and the quality of personal development. The highest possible judgement in this section is to be excellent.
Rishworth School & Heathfield is excellent across the board!
Notable Inspection report extracts: Our 'double excellent' grading...
"The quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements is EXCELLENT."
"The quality of pupils' personal development is EXCELLENT."
In terms of Boarding:
Rishworth is a "multicultural community and there is a strong sense of mutual respect."
At Rishworth "boarding pupils learn much independence from making decisions."
Throughout Rishworth "day pupils value the diversity which international boarders bring."
Without doubt "overseas boarders are quickly and effectively integrated."
At Rishworth "International pupils are articulate and were extremely positive about their experiences."
Rishworth "boarding pupils value weekend activities."