Inspection and performance of schools

Ofsted reports and performance tables. Inspections of academies, maintained and non-maintained schools, independent schools and more.


  1. Find and compare schools in England

    Check school performance tables (‘league tables’), Ofsted reports and financial information.

  2. Find an Ofsted inspection report

    Search for Ofsted inspection reports for childminders and childcare providers, schools, colleges, further education providers, children and families services

  3. Complain about an Ofsted inspection report

    You can complain about an Ofsted inspection report if you think there was a problem - the inspection process, how the inspection was conducted, the outcome of the inspection

  4. Parent View - poster and leaflet

    Poster and leaflet that schools can print and display in classroom or reception areas to promote Parent View to parents and carers.

  5. Inspecting independent schools: questionnaire for staff

    Inspection questionnaire for staff in non-association independent schools.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. School inspection handbook
  2. Primary school accountability
  3. How Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies
  4. Using Ofsted’s IDSR: early years foundation stage profile to key stage 4
  5. Key stage 4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores
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News and communications

  1. Commentary on curriculum research - phase 3
  2. Amanda Spielman letter to the Public Accounts Committee: short inspection model review
  3. Minded to terminate letter to Steiner Academy Exeter
  4. Ofsted Chief Inspector launches her second Annual Report on state of education and children’s care in England
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Research and statistics

  1. Key stage 2 and multi-academy trust performance, 2018 (revised)
  2. State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information
  3. Curriculum research: assessing intent, implementation and impact
  4. Outstanding providers
  5. Unregistered schools management information
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Independent schools: Ofsted inspection fees
  2. Primary assessment in England
  3. School and college performance tables: statements of intent
  4. Complaints about Ofsted
  5. Principles for a clear and simple school accountability system
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Pupil nationality, country of birth and proficiency in English: 2018
  2. East Midlands and the Humber headteacher board
  3. Lancashire and west Yorkshire headteacher board
  4. North of England headteacher board
  5. North-west London and south-central England headteacher board
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