School inspections: Over 1,000 not visited for a decade

One in 20 children in England is in a school that has not been inspected for more than 10 years, the BBC has found.

There are 1,010 “outstanding” schools that have not had a visit from Ofsted in a decade – up from 296 in 2017.

Analysis by the BBC of the official data revealed the longest schools had gone without inspection was now 13 years.

There were 24 schools that had not had an inspection since September 2006, all of them graded “outstanding”.

The latest data showed more than half of previously outstanding schools lost the top grade at their most recent inspection.

There were 56 schools that were previously graded outstanding that dropped to the lowest mark, “inadequate”, in Ofsted reports over the past five years. Another 159 dropped to “requires improvement” while 1,203 went from outstanding to “good”.

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