Guidance

Inspecting schools: framework

The main features of Ofsted's school inspections.

Documents

The framework for school inspection

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The framework for school inspection

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Detail

The framework sets out how the general principles and processes of inspection are applied to maintained schools and several other types of school in England.

It states the statutory basis for inspection and summarises the main features of school inspections carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 from September 2012.