School Inspections

Estyn carries out inspections of maintained nursery schools, primary schools and secondary schools under Section 10 of the School Inspections Act 1996.

All schools are inspected at least once every six years. These inspections cover all aspects of a school's provision, apart from denominational education and the content of collective worship in those voluntary schools specified in Section 23 of the Act. The function of an inspection is to report on:

  • the educational standards achieved in the school;
  • the quality of education provided by the school;
  • the quality of leadership in and management of the school, including whether the financial resources made available to the school are managed efficiently; and
  • the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils at the school.

If you require a copy of a schools inspection report, these are available direct from the individual schools or available to download from the School Directory. Find your local school here.

Further information regarding school inspections is available from the Estyn website. 

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Improvement and Effectiveness Team

Tel: 01633 647360

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