Outstanding schools to lose exemption from Ofsted inspections

Education secretary Gavin Williamson says parents deserve to know if their children are continuing to receive a ‘great education’

Outstanding schools will no longer be exempt from routine Ofsted inspections, education secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The move is one of several government measures intended to bolster education standards.

The new, expanded inspection programme aims to ensure that parents get up-to-date information and can be confident that schools rated outstanding continue to provide the highest standards, said Williamson. “Every parent wants to know their child is getting a great education and I will leave no stone unturned in my drive to deliver that,” he said.

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