We were recently Ofsted-ed and got a satisfactory. Our Head has told us that it's (mainly) all about the data and that our pupils are not making good enough progress or leaving Y6 with good enough results- currently they are all around the seventies in % and have stagnated for the past several yrs. Progress, as you all know, is based on how many sublevels etc pupils make in KS1 and KS2 (we are primary). In our last staff meeting our Head explained that Ofsted always look at the data and make their decision about a school mainly on the data alongside the visit. How do schools such as Steiner schools therefore get outstanding inspections when children don't even get taught to read until they are 7? and who do not track progress as mathematically as we do? Do independent schools set their own criteria? Is it true that the data is the most important marker of a school's success?