Ofsted Pre-inspection Visit
We welcomed Ofsted to Abbot's Way last week for our pre-inspection. As part of the registration process to open as a school, once internal checks and paperwork have been cleared by the DfE, they instruct Ofsted to inspect.
A pre-inspection is carried out and reported on, on the basis of whether a school is 'likely to meet independent school standards'. The timing of this inspection was difficult to gauge and the pressure was always on, to be ready to host it.
We were given 48 hours notice and during that time we worked around the clock to ensure that Abbot's Way was set up as a school, with the required documentation and compliance in place.
Any inspection is rigorous and this one was no different, however we are pleased and proud to report that the inspection went well, and Ofsted are recommending our registration to the DfE. The process includes the usual quality assurance.
We hope to receive confirmation of a positive outcome within the next 10 days or so and will keep you updated ongoing
A massive thank you to everyone for their ongoing support and hands on help!