Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
School and college inspectors focus on the quality of the service for individual children, young people or older learners. During an inspection, inspectors collect first-hand evidence based on the practice they observe and what they learn from the people using the service. They use this evidence and other information available to make their professional judgements which they publish in inspection reports.
Below we have displayed links to important information published by Ofsted and relating to Ofsted School inspections. This is not a comprehensive list of all documents published by Ofsted, but provides a guide as to the ones that are most relevant to you as a school/college.
Inspection frameworks – what Ofsted look for
Boarding and residential provision in schools
Ofsted Annual Reports