Withdrawn: Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years from September 2015

How Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and early years settings.

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Applies to England



This relates to the common inspection framework, which we used until September 2019. We now inspect under the education inspection framework.

Anything relating to the old framework will remain online until October 2019 for reference purposes only.

The common inspection framework set out Ofsted’s inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors made when conducting inspections of:

  • maintained schools
  • academies
  • non-association independent schools
  • further education and skills providers
  • registered early years settings

Updates to this page

Published 15 June 2015
Last updated 28 August 2015 + show all updates
  1. Final document for use from September 2015 published.

  2. First published.

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