Inspection of independent schools

Guidance for Ofsted inspectors, resources for staff and parents. Inspection handbook, school action plans, emergency inspections.

Services

  1. Inspecting independent schools: questionnaire for staff

    Inspection questionnaire for staff in non-association independent schools.

  2. Annual questionnaire of pupils at non-association independent schools

    Ofsted's annual point-in-time survey for all pupils aged 2 to 19 at non-association independent schools.

  3. National minimum standards checklist for a material change inspection of an independent special school residential provision

    Form to be used for a material change inspection to an existing special school that is seeking to open or change existing residential provision – welfare only.

  1. Independent schools: changing boarding or residential provision

    Form for inspectors to use for a material change inspection to an independent school seeking to open or change existing boarding or residential provision.

  2. National minimum standards form for material change inspections of an independent school seeking to open or change existing boarding provision

    Forms for social care inspectors to use for material change inspections of an independent school seeking to open or change existing boarding provision - welfare only.

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News and communications

  1. The Phoenix School: warning notice

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
  2. Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College: warning notice

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
  3. The Oratory School: warning notice

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
  4. The Oratory Preparatory School: warning notice

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Operating the independent school regulatory system
  2. Independent school inspection fees and standards
  3. Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes: frequency of publication of statistics
  1. Independent inspectorates: regulations and advice

    • Department for Education
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 16 May 2014
  2. Regulating independent schools

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
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