Policies and Inspections

Inspection Reports

Riverston School is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The most recent Inspection was conducted at school on 24th and 25th January 2018, and was an Inspection of Regulatory Compliance for the whole school, and a Quality of Care and Education for the Early Years Foundation Stage for children of 2 years old and under.  

We are very pleased with the overall tenor of the Early Years Foundation Stage Inspection Report where the personal development, behaviour and welfare of children was deemed to be “Outstanding”

The setting fosters emotional security, staff know the children well and are extremely sensitive and responsive to their needs. 

Very warm and nurturing relationship between children and staff foster a positive culture and a sense of belonging across the setting

Children are very happy, engage easily with adults and seek reassurance and support from them whenever it is needed.

Children demonstrate excellent behaviour and mutual respect, often helping one another to fetch things or joining in applause to celebrate each other’s success.

Parents commented on how well the staff know their children and that they feel confident when leaving them in their care.

We are delighted to report that the whole school and Nursery were inspected against the ISI Regulations and were found to be 100% compliant in all of the 8 standards measured. 

Previous to this Inspection a full inspection was completed in January 2014, and the full report of that inspection can be accessed through the link below:

 A selection of some of the observations, judgements and comments from the report are highlighted here:

Pupils are well educated in accordance with the school’s aims, demonstrating a range of academic, social, physical and creative skills. Pupils show good levels of understanding, knowledge and ability across the curriculum. They listen well, read efficiently and with good expression, and become increasingly articulate and confident. Younger pupils are able to hold simple dialogues and express their views clearly. For example, lower school pupils spoke knowledgeably about the Fire of London. Year 11 pupils confidently expressed balanced opinions about the school’s system of rewards and sanctions.


The personal development of pupils is excellent throughout the school including the EYFS. Pupils show respect in their relationships with all, and enjoy taking on positions of responsibility. They respect other faiths and enjoy learning about other cultures within the harmonious culture of the school. They have a clear sense of right and wrong. Pupils develop a range of life skills. The quality of pastoral care provided throughout the school and in the EYFS is excellent. Good behaviour and healthy eating are strongly encouraged and the pupils’ achievements celebrated regularly.


The senior management team provides clear educational direction which leads to particular strengths in pastoral matters. The excellent personal development of the pupils, and the warm supportive atmosphere of the school, are the result of the nurturing ethos that has been created and enhanced by the strong leadership and management provided by those with pastoral responsibilities, in accordance with the school’s aims to build confidence and self-esteem and prepare the pupils for the next stage of their education.

The school has also received a short notice visit from ISI for Compliance purposes in July 2016.  

"As soon as I visited, I could feel the warm, caring atmosphere."
Parent - Reception Class