What we do

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Ofsted is a non-ministerial department.

Read more about what we do

Our management

Contact Ofsted

Complaints about schools and childminders

Complaints about other providers Ofsted inspects

General enquiries

Our helpline is open from 8 am until 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact Ofsted about concerns

Early years providers: make a notification to Ofsted

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

FOI requests for Ofsted

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.