The inspection system

  • Frequency of Ofsted inspections
    Find out how often Ofsted inspects schools and get an idea of when your next inspection will be (including the current timings due to the pandemic).
  • Ofsted mythbuster
    Can headteachers join deep dives? Do schools need a certain level of staff absence to get a deferral? Read our mythbuster to get clarity on a range of questions about how Ofsted inspects your school.