This article is based on the School Inspection Handbook (September 2023).
There's no separate grade for attendance
You won't receive a separate one for attendance in your Ofsted inspection report.
However, inspectors will take attendance into account when grading the following areas:
- Behaviour and attitudes
- Leadership and management
If applicable to your setting, inspectors will also take attendance into account when grading your:
- Sixth form provision
- Pupil referral unit (PRU) or other alternative provision
See the sections below for more details on these judgements.
What evidence will be used
Provide attendance analysis data on day one
By 8am on the first day of inspection, you must give inspectors up-to-date attendance analysis for all groups of pupils.
Get a full list of the information you need to provide in our pre-inspection checklist.
What inspectors will look at
Inspectors will analyse absence and persistent absence rates for all your pupils, comparing different groups with national averages for all pupils.