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 41 and 173 of the School Inspection Handbook 2023.
When it's business as usual
If you're 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'.
You'll normally be monitored before you receive another graded inspection within 30 months (2.5 years) after the publication of your most recent 'requires improvement' judgement report.