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Schools: Inspections

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools have been placed in an Ofsted category under the new inspection framework; (306283)

(2) how many schools have received a limiting judgement arising from safeguarding issues under the new Ofsted inspection framework.

These are matters for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to my hon. Friend and a copy of her reply has been placed in the House Libraries.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 10 December 2009:

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for response.

The new maintained schools inspection framework was introduced in September 2009. In accordance with our pre-announced publications, information about all inspections taking place during the autumn term 2009/10 will be published on the third Wednesday in March 2010. Given the code of practice for official statistics, I will not, therefore, be able to provide you with a response to this question until that time.

A copy of this reply has been sent to Vernon Coaker MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners, and placed in the library of both Houses.