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Out-of-school Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 28027, tabled on 23 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's consultation on out-of-school education settings, launched on 26 November 2015, whether proposals to register out-of-school settings will require Ofsted inspectors to travel to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland to inspect tuition, training or instruction given outside of England by English-based institutions.

Answered on

2 March 2016

The Government wants children to be educated in a safe environment where they are not taught hateful and extremist views that undermine British values.

The proposal to regulate out-of-school education settings, as set out in the recently published call for evidence, applies to settings located and operating in England only. It is not proposed that Ofsted inspect settings operating in the devolved administrations.

Officials in the Department have been in contact with their counterparts in Wales and Scotland to discuss the proposal, but oversight of out-of-school education settings operating in those countries is a matter for the devolved administrations.