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Inspection reports

Understanding an inspection report

We inspect providers across education, children’s services and skills and tell you what we find in our inspection reports. We publish these reports on our website; however, in some cases the provider also has to provide the report on request.

The specific content of a report will depend on the type of inspection; a typical inspection report will describe the provider, then go on to tell you about our inspection findings and judgements with the grades given by the inspector.

How we carry out an inspection will depend on the type of provider. For more information go to the relevant section to find out about how we inspect and what is in inspection reports.