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The home of Ofsted on GOV.UK. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We also inspect and regulate service…
Search for Ofsted inspection reports for childminders and childcare providers, schools, colleges, further education providers, children and families services
Complain about a school - complaints process, when to complain to the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency or Ofsted.
There are different ways to complain in England depending on whether your…
State schools include: maintained schools academies and free schools Call…
Contact your local council or call your local police on 101 if you think a…
If you want to complain about a school’s SEN support, you should do it…
Follow the school’s complaints process if you believe a school has…
Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework.
This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.
How to make a complaint to Ofsted about services we inspect and/or regulate, or about Ofsted’s representatives or service.
You might need to create a new Government Gateway account if you have forgotten both your user ID and password.
How to register as a childminder or nanny: the Ofsted Childcare Register, the Early Years Register, who can register, how to apply.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.
This guide provides an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, including schools with a sixth form and gives guidance on interpreting the data.
New guidance from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for visits looking at how children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are being prepared for adulthood.
What social care providers need to know when notifying Ofsted of a serious incident.
Tell Ofsted about a serious incident in a children’s home or secure children’s home.
How to get a criminal records check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.
Find out what information you will need to create and use a Government Gateway account so that you can use Ofsted's services.
Letters requesting a set of regulators to update their strategic approach to AI, with the intention of increasing the transparency around how they are implementing the AI Regulation White Paper proposals.
Guidance for inspectors on inspecting further education and skills providers under the education inspection framework.
Information about jobs at Ofsted, including the range of jobs on offer, working as an inspector and finding out about opportunities.
You must apply to Ofsted if you want to take up a governance position in a daycare organisation, or if you start living or working in a home where daycare takes place.
Get extra funding for your early years childcare provider so they can provide better care for your child - early years pupil premium, disability access fund
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