Parents unaware 'outstanding' schools exempt from Ofsted

Nearly three-quarters of parents think that Ofsted top-rated schools should be regularly inspected, poll shows.


Fewer than one in five parents realise that "outstanding" schools are exempt from reinspection, a new Ofsted survey reveals.


The figures from the inspectorate’s fourth annual survey, published today, show that only 17 per cent of parents were aware that schools given the top inspection grade are not routinely revisited by Ofsted.


Almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of parents surveyed said that "outstanding" schools should be inspected as often as those rated "good" because standards can change quickly.


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