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Education (Schools) Act 1992

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3Power of Chief Inspector for England to arrange for inspections

(1)The Chief Inspector for England may cause any school in England to be inspected by one or more of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools in England (in this section referred to as “Inspectors”).

(2)Where an inspection of a school in England is being conducted by a registered inspector under section 9, the Chief Inspector for England may arrange for that inspection to be monitored by one or more Inspectors.

(3)Any Inspector inspecting a school, or monitoring an inspection, under this section shall have at all reasonable times—

(a)a right of entry to the premises of the school; and

(b)a right to inspect, and take copies of, any records kept by the school, and any other documents containing information relating to the school, which he considers relevant to the discharge of his functions.

(4)It shall be an offence wilfully to obstruct any Inspector in the exercise of any of his functions under this section.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (4) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level four on the standard scale.

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