Current timings of inspections
You can expect an inspection 2 years later than you would have done prior to the pandemic (so, around 4.5 years after your last inspection). You'll continue to receive monitoring inspections.
|Date of last inspection
|Likely date of next inspection
|Before January 2020
|Before January 2024
|Before April 2020
|Before January 2025
|After April 2021
|Within 2.5 years after your last inspection
This is explained in paragraphs 42 and 184 of the School Inspection Handbook.
When it's business as usual
If your school is judged 'requires improvement'
You'll have a graded inspection within 2.5 years of your most recent graded inspection report being published.
If you receive 2 successive ‘requires improvement’ judgements
This is usually where you show improvement in some areas and there is a general upward trend, but key aspects of performance remain less than 'good'.