What inspection judgements mean
An Ofsted report, like the Single Indicator, gives a snapshot of the school as it was during the inspection. In many cases this will be year or more in the past and the school will have taken actions to address those areas identified as in need of improvement. Equally a school that received a good report may have encountered problems since the inspection and as a result some of the positive judgements may no longer reflect the school now. Either way, whilst the Ofsted report can provide a useful starting point in evaluating a school, visiting the school, observing teaching and talking to the head teacher will give a much more comprehensive picture of the school.
Inspections can occur over a range of dates. For example, the last inspection dates for Esher CofE High School are 13-14 June 2013 and 17-18 September 2013. Rather than show a single date based on the start or end of inspection we show the complete inspection dates.
We do not display inspection grades prior to September 2012 as these grades are not comparable. We provide links to the Ofsted website so that inspection reports can be viewed.