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Following the introduction of the Common inspection framework in September 2015 and a more general shift in Ofsted’s practice away from publishing a large amount of guidance for inspectors, this document has been replaced by internal use only guidance.
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors conducting pre-registration inspection of academies, free schools, studio schools or UTCs.
The guidance is for Ofsted inspectors conducting pre-registration inspections of academies, free schools, alternative provision academies or free schools, studio schools or university technical colleges (UTCs). It doesn’t apply to schools that have applied to convert to an academy as they don’t have independent pre-registration inspections.