Ofsted inspections of maintained schools and academies

Documents relating to Ofsted's inspections of maintained schools and academies.

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

Guidance for inspectors

  1. Education inspection framework (EIF)
  2. Inspecting the curriculum
  3. Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings
  4. School inspection handbook
  5. Section 8 school inspection handbook

Guidance for schools

Other resources

Inspection dashboard

Ofsted Parent View

  1. Ofsted Parent View: toolkit for schools
  2. Ofsted Parent View: management information
Published 2 December 2014
Last updated 17 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added '16 to 19 study programme: inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide' and 'School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide' to collection.

  2. Added risk assessment methodology for schools.

  3. Updated with safeguarding concerns guidance for inspectors.

  4. Added Parent View information.

  5. Links updated to documents for use from September 2015.

  6. First published.