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 survey: 10 August 2022

We are running a survey to enable us to better analyse who used Data View, how and why they used it, and, if we do build a replacement, how that might look and feel.

Fill out our Ofsted Data View survey to tell us how you used Data View.

Please note: the last update to Data View was carried out on 7 April 2022. Data View, including the ‘Get the data’ download feature, will continue to be available until a decision is made following the outcome of the consultation.

The official statistics data that feeds into Data View continues to be available on the Statistics at Ofsted page. Meanwhile, local authorities data can be found in the Local authority interactive tool (LAIT).

For an explanation of the changes, please see the ‘Review of Ofsted’s statistical publications’.

Read our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement.

If you want to contact us about this change, please email

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 10 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the Data View user survey.

  2. Updated statement with a link to 'Ofsted's review of statistical publications'.

  3. Added a notification about the final update and withdrawal of Data View.

  4. Updated the format of the guidance.

  5. Updated the Data View guidance and tool.

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. Updated to support recent updates to Data View.

  10. First published.