Publication scheme

This is the publication scheme for Ofsted, drawn up under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The purpose of this publication scheme is to set out:

  • classes of information we commit to publish as a matter of course
  • how this information will be published
  • whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

The publication scheme fulfils the requirements of the Information Commissioner as set out in his model publication scheme for FOI public authorities supported by the Commissioner’s definition document for government agencies.

Who we are and what we do

This includes:

  • About us
  • organisational chart
  • Our governance
  • contact details
  • guidance on our regulatory and inspection work

What we spend and how we spend it

This includes:

  • Annual report and accounts
  • procurement at Ofsted

What our priorities are and how we are doing

This includes:

  • strategic plans
  • annual reports
  • statistical data

How we make decisions

This includes:

  • corporate governance framework
  • public consultations
  • board meeting minutes

Our policies and procedures

This includes:

  • guidance on our regulatory and inspection work
  • equality and diversity policy
  • equality impact assessments
  • Working for Ofsted
  • complaints
  • personal information charter

Lists and registers

This includes:

  • Early Years Register
  • Ofsted Childcare Register
  • capital assets
  • gifts and hospitality
  • register of interests of senior Civil Service staff

The services we offer

This includes

  • inspection reports
  • services for parents, carers and members of the public
  • services for children and young people
  • services for adult learners and employers
  • Ofsted News

Requesting information

If you can’t find what you want through this scheme or otherwise through our website, you can make a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act.

Requests to Ofsted for information under the act should be made by email or in writing, to the relevant part of the organisation dealing with the matters you’re interested in.

Alternatively, you can send your request to or write to us at:

Information Management Team
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay

Please be as specific as possible about the information you want.