Ofsted getting tougher?

Date: 03.12.2018

Data just released by Ofsted show that 86% of schools are good or outstanding, though only 75% of secondary schools are.

Outstanding primary and secondary schools are exempt from routine inspections but can be inspected if Ofsted have concerns. 67% of the 5160 inspected in 2017 declined.

Of the 1,495 schools that were previously good or outstanding and had a full inspection in 2017, 761 declined to requires improvement or inadequate. Of the 849 schools inspected that were previously requires improvement or inadequate, 496 improved to good or outstanding. The difference between the sizes of these groups of schools is the main contributory factor in explaining the reduction in the proportion of schools judged good or outstanding at their most recent inspection.