Important Communication regarding Denominational Inspections

The Diocese is able to confirm that Catholic school inspections (formerly known as s48) will recommence in the autumn term 2021 under the old framework. The Diocese will participate in the pilot of the New Framework and will adopt the New Framework for all inspections from September 2022.

Below are the documents regarding Section 48 inspections. If you have any queries regarding Section 48 inspections please email

Handbook for Inspectors

NBRIA Guidelines for Denominational Inspection September 2017

Inspectors Evidence Form

Acceptable Causes for Deferment of Denominational Inspections