Ofsted

Ofsted

Hampton Gardens School opened in September 2017 under Free School legislation. The Department for Education will not allow a school to open to students unless Ofsted, the schools' inspectorate, agrees that it is able to provide those students with a good education; to nurture, support and challenge them appropriately.

Once a new school received Ofsted's seal of approval, it is not formally inspected again until its third year of operation. For Hampton Gardens School, this will be 2019-20. This gives a school time to properly establish itself and provides a solid foundation in evidence for any judgment the inspectors will eventually make.

We look forward to meeting with the inspectors and showing them the progress in our school, but we will not have a formal Ofsted 'rating' until then.