Ofsted has committed to inspecting all schools by 2025
To inspect all schools between May 2021 and July 2025, Ofsted will:
- Inspect 'outstanding' schools - find out more in the section below
- For subsequent inspections, return to inspecting schools around every 4 years
This is explained in paragraphs 36 and 37 of the School Inspection Handbook for September 2023.
How formerly exempt 'outstanding' schools are inspected
Following the removal of the 'outstanding' exemption, all formerly exempt schools will now be inspected before September 2025.
Whether this inspection is graded or ungraded depends on when your last graded inspection (formerly known as a section 5) took place:
If an initial