Inspecting independent schools: pre-registration and material change inspections

A leaflet for registered and proposed new independent schools outlining what Ofsted inspectors will look at.


Pre-registration and material change inspections of independent schools

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This leaflet is for registered and proposed new independent schools. It sets out what Ofsted inspectors will look at during pre-registration and material change inspections.

Published 1 September 2015
Last updated 14 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the ‘what happens after the inspection’ section to reflect the handbook for conducting additional inspections of independent schools. Clarified the text in the ‘online inspection survey' section to explain what happens following a material change inspection.
  2. Added a new section, called ‘Meeting the inspectors’.
  3. Added updated leaflet.
  4. Updated to include privacy information.
  5. First published.