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-Opening Inspection by Ofsted. Following these checks, Ofsted have confirmed that The Swan is on track to provide a “good or outstanding education” for our students.

The next Ofsted inspection will be in the school’s third year of opening (2021/22) and 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.