Shifa School Chronology:

Inception of Ash-Shifa School (former school name): Provisionally registered with DfES.
Ofsted Inspection visit in connection with our application for registration with the former DfES.
Education Act 2002 brings provisional registration for new schools to an end, granting two years (until Aug.2005) to meet the requirements for final registration.
Ofsted inspection of Ash-Shifa: Provisional registration with DfES.
Ofsted inspection of Ash-Shifa School.
Outcome: Final Registration with DfES. See letter dated 18.1.05 from DfES.
Ofsted inspection of Ash-Shifa School following final registration.
Outcome: All regulatory standards met. See letter dated 6.12.07 from DCSF (formerly DfES) and inspection report dated 6-7.11.07 on-line here


What is Ofsted?

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) is a government department that inspects and regulates institutions in England providing education to learners of all ages and providers of care for children and young people.

Ofsted remains the regulatory body for all other inspectorate bodies as stipulated by the DCSF. Shifa School has opted to remain with Ofsted for the purposes of future inspections.