Diocese of Middlesbrough Schools' Service Department

  • SearchSearch Site
  • Translate Translate Page

Catholic Schools Inspectorate

National Framework from September 2022

Roman Catholic Schools within the United kingdom, are inspected under Section 48 or Section 50 of the Educations Act 2005 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukga/2005/18/section/48).

The Catholic Schools Inspectorate (CSI) statutory inspections are explained in Ofsted's School Inspection Handbook. (to access the handbook go to https:/www.gov.uk/government/publications)

Inspections are carried out by Diocesan Catholic Schools Inspectors acting on behalf of the Bishop of Middlesbrough.  Inspectors represent the Bishop and therefore must be practising  Catholics in full communion with the Catholic Church.

In the instance where the Diocesan School is part Roman Catholic and part Church of England, the school will be inspected under a specific joint framework. The new framework will be issued in due course.

Guidance and Documents for Schools

Click on the documents below to view or download.

 CSI Inspection Handbook - March 2024 V

Comparative Grade Descriptors - March 2024 V2.3

Letter informing Parents/Carers of Inspection and Questionnaire

Pre Inspection Checklist

Parent/Carer Questionnaire

Staff Questionnaire

Post Inspection - Survey (2023 version)

Inspectors' Information

CSI Inspection Handbook - March 245 V2.3 

CSI Comparative Grade Descriptors - March 2024 V2.3

Change Log - March 2024 V2.3

All other documents are still to be updated and attached to this website.

Inspectors' Notebook from 2018