Section 48 inspections

An academy like St Mary’s is defined under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 as having a religious character.  Consequently, religious education and the content of collective worship are inspected under section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The inspectors who conduct section 48 inspections are drawn from the Education Commission's section 48 inspectorate.

Please follow this link to view the latest Section 48 inspection undertaken by the Education Commission.

Section 48 report

For more information on the activities of the Education Commission you might wish to read the publication below.

Education Commission