Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): boarding schools and residential special schools

10. Timeframe

Timeframe for an inspection from planning to publication of the report.

Day Full inspection activity
1 Preparation
2 Preparation (for a large/integrated inspection)
3-5 Inspection on site as required
6 Drafting report
7-10 Inspection evidence and report submitted for quality assurance
23 Report sent to the school for any comments on factual accuracy, within a maximum of 18 working days of the end of the inspection
28 School returns the report within 5 working days with any comments on factual accuracy
33 The final report will be published on the Ofsted website within a maximum of 28 working days of the end of the inspection