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Guidance

Deferring Ofsted inspections

Ofsted’s policy for determining that an inspection of a provider should not go ahead on the planned dates.

Documents

Deferral of Ofsted inspections: information for providers

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Deferral of Ofsted inspections: information for providers

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Details

This deferral policy applies to inspections of:

  • maintained schools and academies (and other types of school inspected under sections 5 and 8 of the Education Act 2005)
  • inspections of early years provision under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006
  • independent schools inspected by Ofsted
  • providers of further education and skills
  • children’s centres
  • providers of initial teacher education