Ofsted Reports

Ofsted reports are the result of inspections undertaken by The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s services and Skills (Ofsted).

Every state-maintained academy and school in England has Ofsted reports release on a periodic basis. The frequency of Ofsted inspections is determined by the result of the previous inspection. Ofsted reports are rated on a four-point sliding scale:

  1. Outstanding
  2. Good
  3. Requires Improvement / Satisfactory
  4. Inadequate

Note: Satisfactory was renamed to Requires Improvement in 2012 to reflect the expectation that the school should not stay in that grade.

View all our Ofsted Reports here

Based on the educational establishment’s rating, it may be subject to increased more thorough, or more frequent Ofsted inspections. Inspections will not take place before the first five school days in the Autumn term have been completed. Schools can defer or cancel inspections under exceptional circumstances such as:

Prior to an inspection the school will usually receive notice around noon on the working day ahead of the start of the inspection. However, Lead Inspectors may choose to provide just fifteen minutes notice should they deem it appropriate based on the surrounding circumstances. Schools are inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs) and are employed by Ofsted. Contracted Ofsted Inspectors may be used in addition to HMIs. New schools are inspected within three years of the school opening, usually in the third year.

Senior Chief Inspectors (SCIs) and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools (HMCI)