We inspect providers across education, children’s services and further education and skills and tell you what we find in our inspection reports.
The type of inspection will determine such things as:
A typical inspection has one or more inspectors visiting a provider to find out about them. The inspection will follow a framework and report on particular aspects of the provision.
After the inspection we tell you what we find out in our inspection reports. We publish these reports on our website, and in some cases the provider has to provide the report on request.
The content of a report will depend on the type of inspection. An inspection report will describe the provider, then go on to tell you about our inspection findings and judgements with the grades given by the inspector.
There are several possible reasons why a provider has closed.
Common ones for early years and childcare providers are:
For further information go to Registration not required and Information for parents about Ofsted's role in regulating childcare.
If a school is marked as ‘closed’ on the Ofsted website it may have become an academy. New academies are added to the website monthly. Once the new academy provision is on the website the academy and closed provider will be linked to each other under ‘providers at the same postcode’ on the provider page.
From 15 December 2013 the following conditions apply.
A provider that closed prior to 15 December 2013 will remain on the website for three years from the date it closed except where:
A provider that closed after 15 December 2013 will remain on the website for five years from the date it closed.
We inspect local authorities to find out how well they carry out their statutory duties in relation to promoting high standards in schools and other providers.
Ofsted is currently focusing some inspection activity for particular local authority areas into a concentrated period for a proportion of schools.
To find out as much as we can about maths for learners, we visit up to 90 schools each year on maths subject survey visits.
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