7 February 2024: having RAAC in your buildings is sufficient grounds to defer an inspection
These schools are eligible for inspection this term – but having RAAC in some of your buildings will be sufficient grounds to defer an inspection, should your school leaders wish to.
Ofsted will also consider requests for deferral made by schools that don't have confirmed RAAC in their buildings, but are still affected in some way (e.g. if your school is temporarily hosting pupils from a school with RAAC).
In cases where Ofsted has concerns about a school, it may send inspectors regardless of the school's situation with RAAC.
19 January 2024: Ofsted inspection handbook updated for 2024
This comes in response to the coroner's report following the death of headteacher Ruth Perry. There are no new requirements for schools.
Updates on how to raise a