Throughout September and August, nine schools and nurseries in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble were inspected by Ofsted.
Schools and nurseries can be rated one of four grades: outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, with a mix of ratings being given out this month.
If a school/nursery requires improvement, it is put under special measures, whilst good schools are checked less frequently.
Take a look at the nine educational establishments below, including their classifications, highlights and areas that require improvement...
1. Preston, Chorley and South Ribble Ofsted reports
Ordered by publication date Photo: Google Maps
2. Rainbow Wood Day Nursery
Report published Aug 3 following an inspection on June 28. Classed as 'requires improvement'. Highlights: children enjoy a range of experiences; mathematical and creative development. Improvements needed: staff qualifications; hygiene practices; inconsistent curriculum delivery. Previous inspection: Inadequate. Photo: Google Maps
3. Whitefriars Childrens Nursery Ltd
Report published Aug 10 following an inspection on July 5. Classed as 'good'. Highlights: welcoming and supportive; teaching of curriculum; outdoor learning. Improvements needed: children's understanding of diversity; staff's skills in promoting early literacy. Previous inspection: Requires improvement. Photo: Google Maps
4. Baby Brook Nursery
Report published Aug 14 following an inspection on July 6. Classed as 'good'. Highlights: calm, inviting and spacious; children's behaviour; language, confidence and
physical development. Improvements needed: staff knowledge of how to teach children the sounds that letters represent. Previous inspection: Good. Photo: Google Maps