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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.
Published: 20/12/2017, by Fay Holland
Last Updated: 20/12/2017, by Fay Holland