Corporate report

Powers of entry: Department for Education report

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This report presents the findings of DfE’s review of its existing powers of entry, undertaken with Ofqual and Ofsted where applicable.



DfE has reviewed 43 powers of entry to determine whether or not they remain necessary, proportionate and provide adequate safeguards for all concerned.

Powers of entry in legislation sponsored by DfE relate to the permissions to enter premises which are controlled by Ofsted, Ofqual, local authorities, the Children’s Commissioner and the Secretary of State.