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Inspections

The Office for Standards in Education, Childcare Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the government department that regulates and inspects schools and different types of childcare provision in England to make sure that the quality of care and education meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).​The education inspection framework (‘the framework’) sets out how Ofsted inspects maintained schools, academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings in England.

As a local authority maintained nursery school with a childcare provision, we have two different types of inspection:

This is different to privately owned, voluntary or independent nurseries which are only subject to one type of inspection.

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Our most recent Ofsted inspection under the Early Years Inspection Handbook (Aug, 2023) graded us as 'Outstanding' in all areas. We ask you to read the report for yourself to learn why. 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection under the School Inspection Handbook was 'ungraded'. However, the inspector did write as our outcome:

"Brougham Street Nursery School continues to be a good school. There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now. The school’s next inspection will be a graded inspection."

Please read the report to learn more. 

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