Full inspection handbook

This handbook sets out how Ofsted will carry out full Section 5 inspections of schools.

The handbook applies to inspections of mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, special schools, and pupil referral units. Schools receiving a short or monitoring inspection will be inspected under the Section 8 handbook.

Section 5 inspections result in a grade for 'overall effectiveness' and a full set of judgements. 

Click here to view the handbook on the Ofsted website.


Published: 20/12/2017, by Fay Holland
Last Updated: 22/08/2018, by Tom Fellows