Independent school action plans

Guidance on producing an action plan to meet independent school standards.

Applies to England


Independent school action plans


This is for:

  • schools inspectorates
  • independent school proprietors

It applies to independent schools.

This guidance explains:

  • how schools should draw up an action plan
  • what happens after submitting an action plan to DfE

Independent schools will receive an action plan notice if they are failing some of the independent school standards.

Published 30 November 2013
Last updated 7 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Extended review date: we have reviewed and republished this advice, to conform with new legislation brought into force in 2015, and confirmed that it is up to date.

  2. First published.