Estyn inspects quality and standards in education and training providers in Wales using the Common Inspection Framework. There is one framework for all schools, independent specialist colleges, pupil referral units and work-based learning providers and another framework for all other sectors (non-maintained nurseries, further education, initial teacher education and training, local government education services and Welsh for adults).

Estyn will inspect all providers at least once during the seven-year period which began 1 September 2016. The date of the next inspection is not linked to the date of the previous inspection. We give three weeks’ written notice of inspection to schools, independent specialist colleges, pupil referral units and work-based learning providers, 10 weeks’ notice to local government education services and four weeks' notice to all other sectors (non-maintained nurseries, further education, initial teacher education and training and Welsh for adults).

Our inspection schedule lists all forthcoming inspections.

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