Education inspection framework

This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make. It applies from September 2019.


Education inspection framework

Education inspection framework

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This framework will apply from September 2019. View the current common inspection framework.

The education inspection framework sets out how Ofsted will inspect state schools, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings in England.

You can also read individual handbooks for:

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

We ran a consultation on the framework and draft handbooks between January and April 2019.

Published 14 May 2019