Research and analysis

Ofsted standards for official statistics

Ofsted's official statistics follow the standards defined in the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Statistics.

Published 20 June 2014
Last updated 31 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Three statements updated: pre-release access, revisions and confidentiality and data access.
  2. Updated the methodology note for good and outstanding further education and skills providers: the new version explains how our risk assessment process informs the timings of inspections.
  3. Updated the methodology note for risk assessment in good and outstanding schools and academies. The major change from previous years is the modelling approach applied to data in stage 1 of the process.
  4. Statement of administrative sources updated.
  5. Statement on user engagement for statistics updated. Previously named 'Statistical policy on user engagement'
  6. Separate methodology notes have replaced the old single document for schools and further education and skills. The notes are updated for new risk assessment methodologies.
  7. Documents updated to reflect minor changes to responsibilities and policies.
  8. 'Statement of administrative sources' updated.
  9. Existing user engagement policy documents added.
  10. Updated with new document: 'Methodology note: the risk assessment of good and outstanding providers'.
  11. Published 'Statement of administrative sources'.
  12. Published: Statement of compliance with the Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.
  13. First published.