Welcome to the School Inspection Service website.

On this site you will find all the school inspections reports carried out by SIS which we hope you will find informative and helpful, and give you all the information for which you are looking.

There is a separate page for each group of schools that SIS inspects. On these pages you may view the reports according to the academic year in which the inspections took place

'News' gives any recent changes to SIS, regarding inspection procedure and other relevant information

'Contact Us' tells you how you can find SIS and also how you can find the independent Complaints Adjudicator retained by SIS to investigate complaints. Please note however that the Complaints Adjudicator is not the first port of call for a complainant. The Adjudicator will not enter into a matter until the previous routes for complaints have been exhausted.

Contact Us

Here you can find contact points for both SIS itself, and the independent Complaints Adjudicator who will provide a definitive ruling on any complaints relating to inspections carried out by the School Inspection Service. You can find additional information about SIS on the DfE website, http://www.dfes.gov.uk or on the Ofsted website http://www.ofsted.gov.uk

You can contact us by email: enquiries@schoolinspectionservice.co.uk

If you wish to get in touch with the Independent Complaints Adjudicator, please contact us directly: enquiries@schoolinspectionservice.co.uk


Simon Bennett has recently retired as the Chief Inspector of the School Inspection Service (SIS). Simon had a distinguished career as one of her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools and then in the Independent Schools Inspectorate, before becoming Chief Inspector of SIS. As the Chief Inspector, he oversaw and managed the significant expansion of SIS, from a small inspectorate with a single remit to one inspecting schools and colleges that are very diverse in nature and character. He brought to his role as Chief Inspector a sophisticated understanding of the educational value of inspection and great rigour combined with humour and humanity together with a panache that was all his own. He was greatly liked and trusted by his colleagues and highly respected by the organisations with which the SIS worked, including the Department for Education and Ofsted. We wish him all the very best in his retirement.

Jane Cooper

His successor is Jane Cooper, herself an HMI of some note. Jane served as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools for over twenty years and was, until 2013, Ofsted’s Principal Officer for independent and boarding schools, and for British Schools Overseas. More recently, she has been inspecting some of the schools within the remit of SIS, and looks forward to extending her knowledge of our schools. We wish Jane all the best as she takes up her new role.