Collection

Ofsted Freedom of Information request datasets

This collection gathers together datasets that were provided in response to FOI (Freedom of Information) requests.

Publication of FOI datasets

Ofsted must publish datasets which are disclosed as a result of Freedom of Information requests.

This is due to a change to legislation which came into effect on 1 September 2013 and brought in this requirement for public authorities like Ofsted.

The majority of dataset requests that Ofsted receives are for information that we already routinely make available, or subsets of information that can be obtained by using filters provided with the data:

The requirement to publish datasets includes publishing updated versions of those datasets if applicable: Ofsted will add the additional requested information into its routine publications and update those at appropriate intervals.

Information exempt from disclosure

Some information which is requested is exempt from disclosure to the public under the Freedom of Information Act, so it is not appropriate for us to make this available. Examples include the locations of women’s refuges, some military bases and all children’s homes; and the personal data of providers and staff.

Ofsted also considers that the names and addresses of registered childminders are their personal data and it is not appropriate to make these publicly available unless those individuals have given their explicit consent to do so.

Corporate

Early years

  1. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 August 2017

    • Statistical data set
  2. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2017

    • FOI release
  3. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 December 2016

    • FOI release
  4. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 August 2016

    • FOI release
  5. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2016

    • Statistical data set
  6. Early years FOI request datasets: 2013 and 2014

    • FOI release

Further education and skills

Schools

Social care

Published 5 January 2015
Last updated 22 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 August 2017 published.
  2. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2017 published.
  3. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 December 2016 published.
  4. Published today: FOI: early years dataset as at 31 August 2016.
  5. Corporate release for 2015 and 2016 added; social care release for 2015 and 2016 added.
  6. Links to schools and further education and skills 2015 and 2016 datasets added.
  7. First published.