Inspection Reports

    ISI and ofsted Inspection Reports

    The latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection took place recently in January 2018. This was a compliance only inspection in which a school either meets or does not meet eight very specific standards. We are delighted to have met all the criteria. (See link to the right or below 'Compliance Inspection 2018'). 

    Ryde School's previous inspection was a full inspection in 2014 in which the whole school was inspected and judged on a sliding scale of 'excellent', 'good' etc. and we were delighted to have been graded excellent in many areas including the quality of pupils' achievements and learning, pastoral care arrangements, welfare and health, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils and the contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision. The full report can be found to the right.

    Our inspection prior to that was an Ofsted inspection for boarding provision. Ofsted score in a slightly different way and their sliding scale starts with 'Outstanding'. We were pleased to have been judged outstanding in our boarding provision. 

    Some highlights from the 2014 ISI report:

    Pupils are well educated in line with the school’s aims to encourage them to achieve their academic and personal potential and to develop skills appropriate to the twenty-first century.

    At all ages, pupils develop a breadth of skills, knowledge and understanding through both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

    Pupils throughout the school demonstrate high levels of subject knowledge and understanding, coupled with good creative and physical skills.

    Standards of literacy are high; pupils are articulate and express themselves extremely well.

    Their linguistic skills are of a high quality.

    Pupils achieve much success both nationally and locally in science Olympiads, the UK Maths Challenge and a local speech, drama and music festival.

    Good quality teaching makes an effective contribution to the pupils’ learning and achievement, as do their very positive and enthusiastic attitudes, their excellent behaviour and the relationships they enjoy with the staff and each other.


    The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a body approved by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in the Independent Schools Council under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002. The purposes of inspection are to ensure that standards are maintained and that schools comply with the relevant legal requirements. Recommendations are included to help schools improve.

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