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Guidance: Childcare and children's social care health declaration forms

Health declaration forms for childminders and people who work in childcare or children's social care.

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Changes to children’s social care in England accredited official statistics

We're making some changes to improve the data and commentary that we publish.

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Research: Teachers’ professional development in schools

An independent review of teachers’ and leaders’ professional development since April 2021: phase 1 and 2.

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Press release: Teachers’ access to high quality training variable and reliant on access to ‘Golden Thread’ reforms

Ofsted has today published the findings from phase 2 of its independent review of teachers’ professional development in schools.

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Research: Teachers’ professional development in schools

An independent review of teachers’ and leaders’ professional development since April 2021: phase 1 and 2.

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Press release: Teachers’ access to high quality training variable and reliant on access to ‘Golden Thread’ reforms

Ofsted has today published the findings from phase 2 of its independent review of teachers’ professional development in schools.

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Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregated and published monthly, and publications of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to 2019.

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Transparency data: Supported accommodation application datasets

This data includes the figures on applications accepted as 'complete' by Ofsted for supported accommodation providers.

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Statistical data set: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2023 to August 2024

Management information for further education and skills, showing in-year and most recent inspection outcomes.

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Press release: Ofsted displays school sub judgements on reports website

From today, Ofsted will display each of the sub-judgements awarded to an individual school – alongside its overall effectiveness grade – at the top of its inspection report web page.

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Statistical data set: Unregistered schools management information

Management information on unregistered schools in England, from 1 January 2016 onwards.

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Statistical data set: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2023 to August 2024

Management information for further education and skills, showing in-year and most recent inspection outcomes.

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Statistical data set: Non association independent schools inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregating in-year and most recent inspections and outcomes.

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Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregated and published monthly, and publications of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to 2019.

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Press release: ‘Deep dives’ removed from ungraded inspections

Today, at the National Association of Headteacher’s (NAHT) Annual conference, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Sir Martyn Oliver, announced changes to ungraded inspections.

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Speech: Sir Martyn Oliver's speech at the NAHT conference

Sir Martyn Oliver spoke about the Big Listen, the changes Ofsted is making and taking the time to collaboratively build a better education system for all.

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Guidance: DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers

How to get a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.

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Guidance: DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers

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How to get a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.

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Guidance: IDSR: news and updates

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News and information about updates for each inspection data summary report (IDSR) release, including any new functionality, features and bug fixes.

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Guidance: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

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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.

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Guidance: Inspecting further education and skills: guide for providers

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This guide gives a summary of what providers should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.

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Transparency data: Business expenses of senior Ofsted officials, including hospitality

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Details of expenses and hospitality incurred by our most senior officials.

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Statistical data set: OEAS quality assurance commissions: management information 

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Management information on the number and outcomes of online education accreditation scheme (OEAS) quality assurance commissions carried out by Ofsted. 

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Guidance: Social care: Ofsted's enforcement policy

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Ofsted's policy on how we regulate children's social care establishments and agencies explains what we may do if a provider is not following the regulations.

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Guidance: Area SEND inspections: information about ongoing inspections

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Guides for parents, carers, children and young people about inspections of local services for children and young people with SEND.

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Ofsted statement for schools affected by RAAC

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Updated guidance for inspecting education settings still affected by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

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Policy paper: Ofsted's approach to AI

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This paper outlines how Ofsted will use artificial intelligence (AI) and sets out our position on the use of AI by education and social care providers.

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Open consultation: Ofsted Big Listen

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The Ofsted Big Listen seeks views across our work, from schools and children’s social care to teacher training and early years.

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Transparency data: Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare

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This report details the names and addresses for childminders and childcare on domestic premises, where the provider has consented for their name and address to be published on the Ofsted inspection report website.

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Press release: New Ofsted report finds schools need to add depth to their RE curriculum

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Ofsted has today published a subject report looking at how religious education (RE) is being taught in England’s schools.

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Research: Subject report series: religious education

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An Ofsted subject report into factors that influence the quality of religious education (RE) in schools in England.

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Guidance: Inspecting schools: guide for maintained and academy schools

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This guide gives a summary of what schools should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.

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Guidance: Accreditation visits to online providers handbook

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Ofsted’s guidance on quality assurance of online providers under the Online Education Accreditation Scheme.

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Statistical data set: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2023 to August 2024

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Management information for further education and skills, showing in-year and most recent inspection outcomes.

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Press release: Dame Christine Gilbert to lead independent review into Ofsted’s response to Ruth Perry tragedy

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His Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Martyn Oliver, today announced that he has appointed Dame Christine Gilbert to lead an independent learning review into Ofsted’s response to the tragic death of Ruth Perry.

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Guidance: Independent reviewer of Ofsted’s response to the death of Ruth Perry: terms of reference

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Ofsted has commissioned an independent reviewer to lead an independent learning review of its response to the death of Ruth Perry.

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Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

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Management information aggregated and published monthly, and publications of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to 2019.

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The registration visit

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If you apply to join the Early Years Register, we will arrange a registration visit. This will normally take place once all your checks are complete, but could happen earlier.

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Childminders and childcare providers: register with Ofsted

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Guidance for childminders, nannies, nurseries and people providing other childcare on when/if you need to register with Ofsted, the process, fees and requirements.

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Press release: Fairness and transparency central to Ofsted’s updated complaints and pausing policies

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Ofsted has updated its policies for making complaints about inspections, and pausing inspections under exceptional circumstances.

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Guidance: Adoption support agencies: inspection documents

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The letter of notice, pre-inspection form and case list form for adoption support agencies inspections.

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Guidance: Residential family centres: documents for visits

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Annex A form for residential family centres to fill in ahead of inspections under the social care common inspection framework (SCCIF).

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Form: Ofsted annual fostering data collection

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Guidance and a suggested template for local authorities and independent fostering agencies to use when sending fostering data to Ofsted.

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Guidance: Childcare and children's social care health declaration forms

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Health declaration forms for childminders and people who work in childcare or children's social care.

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Guidance: Children's social care providers: annual fees

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Ofsted's annual fees for children’s social care services.

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