Operating the Independent School Regulatory System

Closed 5 Jun 2018

Opened 14 Mar 2018


Consultation on drafts of advice for schools on independent school standards, and policy statement on regulatory and enforcement action, and regulations relating to the provision of information by independent schools

Why your views matter

This consultation seeks comments on drafts versions of two documents which the Department for Education (DfE) proposes to publish:

a. advice for schools on the independent school standards; and

b. a policy statement on regulatory and enforcement action taken by the department for independent schools not meeting those standards.

It also seeks comments on draft revised regulations governing information required of independent schools, and those wishing to register such schools.

What happens next

After the consultation has closed, all responses will be considered, and a government response document will be published setting out the next steps


  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Local authorities
  • Parents


  • Education