Regulating Independent Educational Institutions

Closes 8 May 2020

Opened 14 Feb 2020


This consultation seeks views on a number of proposals for legislation. A commitment to consult on the first proposal was included in a statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System, Lord Agnew, in March 2018.

In summary, the proposals are:

  • Expanding on the categories of full-time institutions that will be regulated in the same way that independent schools are currently regulated, and defining what is “full-time”;
  • Changing the basis for how some appeals against enforcement action, under the Education and Skills Act 2008, are be determined by the court;
  • Revision of the system for making changes to the registered details of independent educational institutions.

Give Us Your Views


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Local authorities
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Community representatives


  • Education
  • Statutory policies and guidance