The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED) inspect schools to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. In an inspection OFSTED provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.
When Ofsted has judged a school to be good or outstanding after a graded inspection, which is carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (the Act), they will then normally go into the school about once every 4 years to confirm that the school remains good or outstanding and that safeguarding is effective. This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Act.
Ordsall Primary School was last inspected under section 5 of the Education Act in May 2022 and the outcome of this inspection was published in July 2022. The school was graded Good.