From education to employment

Independent schools inspection handbook

Ofsted guidance on inspecting non-association independent schools in England under the education inspection framework.


Non-association independent school inspection handbook

PDF, 1.16MB, 113 pages


This handbook is primarily a guide for Ofsted inspectors on how to carry out non-association independent school inspections.

We also publish this for schools and other interested parties so that they are aware of Ofsted’s inspection processes and procedures under the education inspection framework (EIF).

Published 14 May 2019
Last updated 2 September 2019 + show all updates

  1. Updated with minor changes as we launch the education inspection framework (EIF).
  2. First published.

Related Articles