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Frequency of inspection: an overview

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Last updated on 24 May 2018
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How often schools are inspected depends on their last inspection judgement. Use our downloadable KeyDoc to work out when you’re likely to have your next inspection. You will also find information about the timings of inspections of schools in multi-academy trusts and inspection triggers.

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  1. 1 KeyDoc: frequency of inspections
  2. 2 Schools which are not re-inspected within the stated time
  3. 3 Inspections for 'outstanding' and 'good' schools
  4. 4 Schools in MATs
  5. 5 Inspection triggers
  6. 6 Timing of an inspection

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