Ofsted inspections of maintained schools

Documents relating to Ofsted's inspections of maintained schools.

You can also read school inspection update newsletters for updates and guidance about our school inspection work.

Inspection handbooks

Inspection guidance for September 2019

Ofsted launched the new education inspection framework and handbooks in May 2019 after a consultation on our new proposals. These will come into force on September 2019.

Framework and how we inspect

Other resources

Inspection dashboard

Parent View

  1. Parent View: toolkit for schools
  2. Parent View - poster and leaflet
  3. Ofsted Parent View: management information
Published 2 December 2014
Last updated 25 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated with safeguarding concerns guidance for inspectors.
  2. Added Parent View information.
  3. Links updated to documents for use from September 2015.
  4. First published.