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:

What we spend and how we spend it

This includes:

What our priorities are and how we are doing

This includes:

How we make decisions

This includes:

Our policies and procedures

These include:

Lists and registers

These include:

Services we offer

These include:

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 Rights and Access team
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay

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