Ofsted And Monitoring
In order to be approved to open, all free schools have to go through a rigorous monitoring process. This includes a Readiness to Open Meeting at the Department for Education and a Pre-Registration Inspection by Ofsted.
The next Ofsted inspection will be in the school’s third year of opening (2021/22), although this may be delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A report will be available following this inspection. In the intervening period the school will be closely monitored by the River Learning Trust, including peer reviews by senior colleagues within and outside the Trust, and the local governing body. We will also use standardised tests and assessment moderation to confirm that our students are making rapid and sustained progress.