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Before contacting us, you may find the answer you are looking for in our current list of frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions

To contact us by email:


To call us:

  • 08456 404045 about education, adult skills, or local authority children's services
  • 08456 014772 if you want to make a complaint or have a concern about any service for children and young people (08.00 to 18.00)
  • 08456 404040 about any other aspect of our work.
  • 18001 prefix for Typetalk
  • 60085 for text messages. Please note that in instances where we are unable to send a full reply by text message - for example, if the reply will be very long - we will send a text message offering to telephone you to discuss your query
  • 0161 618 8524 for textphone/Minicom users.

These helplines are available from 08.00 to 20.00, Monday to Friday.


To write to us:

Royal Exchange Buildings
St Ann's Square
M2 7LA


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The majority of Ofsted's reports and publications can be downloaded free from our website.

A small number of documents and publications are also available in printed format. The web page for each publication gives details if a printed version is available.

Printed publications should be ordered from the Ofsted publications centre:

If you would like a version of one of our publications in an alternative format, such as Braille or large print, please telephone 08456 404040 or email


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