We want our website to be accessible to everyone that uses it. We use the following standards and recommendations as a guide:


Main formats

We publish our electronic publications in PDF and/or Microsoft Word format, with occasional Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint attachments.

You can download the Microsoft Excel viewer or download the Microsoft PowerPoint viewer. Both of these are from the Microsoft website.

You can also read Adobe’s information on accessibility and PDF format.


Alternative formats

If you would like a version of one of our publications in an alternative format, such as Braille or large print, please telephone 0300 123 1231, or email

We have published three documents in easy read format. There are links to them in the right-hand column.


Text size

There are several ways to adjust the size of the text via your internet browser. You can often do this by holding Ctrl on your keyboard and rolling the wheel on your mouse. The Web Accessibility Initiative explains how to change font sizes in different browsers.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People provides information on screen magnification and browser accessibility.


Access keys

Access keys let you navigate around the Ofsted website without using your mouse. The access keys we use follow the Government’s standard, with a few additions that are specific to Ofsted.

Government standard

S Skip navigation
1 Home
3 A–Z site index
4 Search
5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
6 Help
7 Complaints procedure
8 Terms and conditions
9 Feedback form
0 Access key details

Specific to this site

N News
I Inspection reports
F Forms and guidance
P Publications and research
A About us

Carried over from our previous website

R Inspection reports

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Easy read publications

The easy read image: girl with book

We have three publications available in easy read format.