We know that you want the best for your child and that when it comes to choosing childcare or a school it is important to have as much information as possible. Ofsted inspection reports present a comprehensive and impartial picture. Ofsted inspect all state funded and some independent schools, as well as colleges and teacher training, childminders and day care. They are also the lead inspectorate for reviews of key services for children and young people in each local authority area.
Inspection is a process of gathering evidence and reaching judgements in order to provide a written assessment of how well a school, for example, is performing. It is a legal requirement for all registered childcare providers, schools and colleges to be inspected.