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Inspection reports

Types of providers Ofsted inspects

We inspect providers across education, children’s services and skills and tell you what we find in our inspection reports. Below are the provider types that you can search across.

  • Schools
    • Independent
    • Nursery
    • Primary
    • Pupil referral unit
    • Secondary
    • Service children's education
    • Sixth form school
    • Special educational needs
    • Other schools
  • Adult learning and skills
    • Adult and community learning
    • Dance and drama college
    • Department for Work and Pensions provisions including New Deal and Workstep
    • Employer provider
    • General further education and tertiary colleges
    • Immigration removal and detention centres
    • Independent specialist college
    • Initial teacher education
    • Learndirect
    • Nextstep
    • Prison
    • Probation
    • Sixth form college
    • Work-based learning
    • Other adult learning and skills
  • Children and families services
    • Adoption support agencies
    • Boarding school
    • Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass)
    • Children's centres
    • Children's home
    • Further education college with residential care
    • Fostering services
    • Local authority
    • Local authority adoption agency
    • Local authority private fostering
    • Residential family centre
    • Residential special school
    • Secure training centres
    • Voluntary adoption agency
    • Other children and families services
  • Early years and childcare
    • Childcare on domestic premises
    • Childcare on non-domestic premises
    • Childminder
    • Home childcarer
    • Other early years and childcare

How we carry out an inspection will depend on the type of provider. For more information go to the relevant section to find out about how we inspect and what is in inspection reports; there is also more detailed information on the Understanding an inspection report page: