Young boy enjoying painting

New local authority's assessment framework launched

The framework for the new Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA) system has been published. CAA provides a new way of assessing how effective and efficient local public bodies are and how they are working together to tackle local priorities.

>> More news

Results of Ofsted consultation on new local authority children’s services inspection proposals

Ofsted has published the results of its consultation on new proposals for assessing local authority children’s services and inspecting safeguarding and services for looked after children from April 2009. This follows responses from a range of local authorities, professional, national and voluntary organisations to the proposals which were published in September 2008.

Read more

Sharing good practice to drive improvement

Since April 2008, Ofsted has published more than 30 survey reports highlighting aspects of good practice across a broad range of topics. We welcome your views about how we share good practice with you.

Read more

Report on music in primary and secondary schools

Making more of music found school music lessons have the potential to improve pupils’ development, personally as well as musically.

Read the news release

Two good practice reports for college courses

The two latest reports take a look at good practice in colleges in the areas of leisure, travel and tourism, as well as information and communications technology (ICT).

Read the news release

Measuring progress with the learner achievement tracker value-added measure

This statistical software can be used to measure students' progress on graded level 3 qualifications. This consultation seeks views on its use in school sixth form and college performance reports.

Full consultation

Short consultation

What we do

We inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

The new Ofsted brings together the wide experience of four inspectorates to make a greater difference for every child, and for all young people and adult learners, in England. Their educational, economic and social well-being will promote our success as a country.

Information for...


Annual Report 2007/08

The report covers the first full year of Ofsted’s wider remit.

Read the Annual Report 2007/08

Outstanding providers 2007/08

The list of providers judged to be outstanding following an inspection in 2007/08 is now live. You can view the new list on the link below.

The Outstanding providers list

Early Years: Leading to Excellence

Ofsted's latest report on early years and childcare focuses on leadership and management.

Visit the site

Ofsted News

Find out the latest about inspection in our free online magazine.

Read and subscribe to our e-magazine


Subscribe to talisman, the newspaper for the Learning and Skills sector.

You can also read the latest issue


Download Browsealoud

Browsealoud will read websites out to you and highlight words as they are read out.