Research and analysis

Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View

Use Data View to explore inspection data for children’s social care, early years, further education and skills, initial teacher education providers and state-funded schools.

Applies to England


Data View


Data View was relaunched on 29 January 2018. Users can identify individual providers by their overall effectiveness and go directly to the provider page on Ofsted’s reports website. Users can also download the data by using the ‘Get the data’ feature.

Data View shows Ofsted inspection data in simple graphs that make the data quickly and easily accessible. You can compare and contrast performance in inspections between regions, local authority areas and parliamentary constituencies. A map feature presents an alternative way to explore the data.

Please note that Data View presents point-in-time data. Providers may have been re-inspected since the data was last updated. Always refer to Ofsted’s reports website for the latest inspection grade.

To ask questions or provide feedback please email Get accessibility information about the Data View tool.

Published 1 December 2015
Last updated 17 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the format of the guidance.

  2. Updated the Data View guidance and tool.

  3. Data View guidance updated to reflect changes to methodology for statistical reporting of inspection outcomes of state-funded schools.

  4. Guidance updated to refer to latest data. New guidance added for the new 'Explore national; regional and local data' tab and the new ‘Get the data’ feature, and additions to the 'Compare local authority areas' section.

  5. Data View guidance updated and data as at 1 December 2016 released in tool.

  6. Updated to support recent updates to Data View.

  7. First published.