Research and analysis

Off-rolling: exploring the issue

This research looks at teachers’ awareness of, and views about off-rolling. It was carried out by YouGov for Ofsted.



Off-rolling is the practice of removing a pupil from the school roll without a formal, permanent exclusion or by encouraging a parent to remove their child from the school roll, when the removal is primarily in the interests of the school rather than in the best interests of the pupil.

This survey looked at the views of 1,018 teaching professionals from primary and secondary schools across England.

Published 10 May 2019