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Last updated on 31 January 2017
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What are the inspection arrangements for new academies? This article cites Ofsted's guidance, and comments from one of our associate education experts, on the inspection of new academies and of schools that are in the process of converting.

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  1. When will a new academy be inspected?
  2. When will schools that join a MAT be inspected?
  3. Can a school applying to convert to academy status be inspected?
  4. How will Ofsted inspect attainment and progress in a new academy?
  5. Can new academies with only one year of data be rated ‘outstanding’?
  6. Are there examples of new academies being rated ‘outstanding’?

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