§ 41. Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how often inspections of schools are carried out in England and Wales; how the frequency of inspections in Leicestershire compares with the national average; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dunn
The table shows, for Leicestershire and England overall, the percentage of schools and of further and higher education institutions visited by Her Majesty's inspectors in the 1984–85 academic year:
Percentage of institutions visited Leicestershire England Schools Autumn 1984 6 9 Spring 1985 5 8 Summer 1985 5 8 Further and Higher Education Autumn 1984 92 40 Spring 1985 83 37 Summer 1985 75 42
Her Majesty's inspectors visits take a variety of forms and have a number of different purposes. They do not all lead to formal published reports.