Consultation outcome

British schools overseas: standards and inspection arrangements

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British schools overseas: government consultation response

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Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on proposed changes to the standards and inspection arrangements for the accreditation of British schools overseas.

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Consultation description

We want to bring the standards for inspection of British schools overseas into line with the standards for independent schools in England.

We invite views from:

  • schools overseas which are, or are interested in being, inspected under the British government’s voluntary inspection scheme
  • independent inspectorates
  • representative organisations and associations of schools overseas
  • parents and prospective parents


Published 26 November 2015
Last updated 1 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Published government response to the British schools overseas consultation.

  2. First published.