Pre-registration advice notes for free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges 2018

At the request of the Secretary of State for Education, Ofsted conducts pre-registration inspections of proposed free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges.



Ofsted inspects proposed free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs) before their opening.

Following this type of inspection, Ofsted inspectors produce an advice note for the Secretary of State on the extent to which the proposed school is likely to meet the independent school standards at the time of opening.

This advice note informs the Secretary of State’s decision on whether a proposed free school, studio school or UTC should be registered. It is important to note that the decision is not made solely on the strength of the advice note but is also based on other information available to the Secretary of State.

The advice notes arising from the 2018 programme of pre-registration inspections are available in the document on this page and the table below lists the schools that have had an advice note published.

Schools a-k Schools l-z
Ada Lovelace High Laurus Cheadle Hulme
Armfield Academy Laurus Ryecroft
Astrea Academy Leigh Academy Blackheat
Avanti Fields School Mercia School
Bolder Academy Merstham Park School
Brambles Primary Academy Mulberry Park
Bullers Wood School for Boys Newhall Primary Academy
Cheadle Hulme Primary School North East Futures
Chilmington Green Primary School Oasis Academy Leesbrook
Chiltern Academy Locking Parklands
CHS South Poplar Farm School
Churchward School Radstone Primary School
Coombe Wood School Red Kite Academy
Derby Cathedral School Saracens High School
Discovery Special Academy Sherford Vale School
Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy St. Clements Hill Primary Academy
Elements Primary Free School St. Gabriel’s Cof E Academy
Gorton Primary School St. James Church of England Primary and Nursery School
Great Western Academy St. Peter’s CE Primary Academy
Harris Academy Sutton The Beaulieu Park School
Harris Academy Wimbledon The Fen Rivers Academy
Hatchlands Primary School The Grove
Reach2 Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy Reach2 The Limes Primary Academy (Lowestoft)
John Keats Primary School The Pines
John Taylor Free Schoo Turner Free School
Kents Hill Park all-through school Wintringham Park Primary Free School
King’s Academy Binfield  
Published 9 November 2018