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Inspecting non-association independent schools: framework

Sets out the statutory basis for Ofsted inspections of non-association independent schools.

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Framework for inspecting non-association independent schools

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Framework for inspecting non-association independent schools

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This document summarises the main features of school inspections conducted under section 109(1) and (2) of the Education and Skills Act 2008, and describes how the general principles and processes of inspection are applied to non-association independent schools in England. This framework should be read alongside the non-association independent school inspection handbook.

This document was updated in January 2015 to incorporate the new independent school standards regulations, and to reflect the commencement of further sections of the Education and Skills Act 2008, under which inspections of independent schools will now take place.

Published 12 September 2014
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect change of inspection frequency
  2. Updated to incorporate the new independent school standards regulations
  3. First published.