OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online.
Their goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.
They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial.
Below you will find all the links regarding our most recent OFSTED inspection
OFSTED use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.
Click the link below to register and complete a survey to help your child’s school improve.
How often do OFSTED visit schools?
When a school joins an academy, it becomes a new school. The first inspection of all new schools, including academies, will usually take place within 3 years of opening. In most instances, OFSTED will not select new schools for a first inspection until they are in their third year of operation.
Schools judged ‘outstanding’
Some schools judged outstanding at their most recent inspection are exempt from routine inspection. However, Ofsted can inspect them if Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector or the Secretary of State for Education has concerns about their performance. Ofsted may also inspect these schools as part of Ofsted’s survey work.
Schools judged ‘good’
A school judged good at its most recent inspection will receive a one-day short inspection, approximately every 3 years, as long as the quality of education remains good. Good schools can have their short inspections converted to full inspections under section 5 if the school’s performance has improved or declined.
Schools judged ‘requires improvement’
Ofsted may monitor a school judged as requires improvement. The school will usually have a full re-inspection under section 5 after around 2 years.
Schools judged ‘inadequate’
When Ofsted judges a school inadequate, it places the school in a category of concern. This means Ofsted judges the school either to have serious weaknesses or to require special measures.