Consultation outcome

Proposed new independent school standards

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Proposed new independent school standards

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses and the government response.

Feedback received

Proposed new independent school standards: government interim response

Detail of feedback received

Summary of responses and the government interim response on part 2 of the standards.

Original consultation


We’re seeking views on revised requirements to raise standards regarding curriculum, staff and publishing inspection reports.

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Consultation description

As part of the wider programme of regulatory reform for independent schools, we are proposing to replace the Independent School Standards.

We’re seeking views on the new standards which are designed to raise standards across the independent schools sector in England. Changes to part 2, such as actively promoting fundamental British values, will also be reflected in updated guidance to maintained schools, which will be issued in September 2014.

Please respond to parts 2 and 4 by 10am on Monday 4 August 2014. For the remaining standards, please respond by 10am on Monday 18 August 2014.


Published 23 June 2014
Last updated 18 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added government response.
  2. Added government interim response.
  3. First published.