Consultation outcome

Ofsted inspection: removal of the outstanding exemption

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining plans to proceed with lifting the exemption from routine inspection by Ofsted that currently applies to outstanding schools and colleges, subject to parliamentary approval.

Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking views on the removal of the exemption for outstanding schools, colleges and other organisations delivering publicly-funded education and training.

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Consultation description

Some schools, colleges and other organisations delivering publicly-funded education and training, which were rated outstanding by Ofsted at their last inspection, are legally exempt from further routine Ofsted inspection.

This consultation seeks views on the removal of the exemption.

Published 10 January 2020
Last updated 1 October 2020 + show all updates
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