What is off-rolling?
Off-rolling is using unlawful means to remove a pupil from a school roll. It will be considered during an Ofsted inspection.
If inspectors were to find evidence of off-rolling, they'd likely judge the leadership and management of a school to be inadequate (see paragraph 402 of the School Inspection Handbook). This would result in the school receiving an overall inadequate judgement.
Off-rolling is a form of gaming where a school does one of the following, and the decision is made primarily in the interests of the school and not the pupil:
This is set out