Removing Ofsted exempt status of outstanding schools

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: January 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on plans to remove the exempt, from inspection, status enjoyed by some schools and colleges who have previously been judged as outstanding by the inspectorate.


There are a number of schools who have not been inspected for many years by Ofsted, in some cases, for approaching 14 years. The DfE consultation document outlines plans to remove the exempt status and Ofsted’s plans to complete the inspections of these exempt schools.


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