Our statistics come from our work in inspection and regulation; they are available on our website. We release each of our official statistics four times a year. For some remit areas there will be a fifth supplementary release to coincide with the publication of the Annual Report.

Our statistics cover:

  • early years and childcare – including inspections; outcomes; and childcare provider and place numbers
  • maintained schools – including inspections; outcomes; and schools causing concern
  • independent schools inspections and outcomes
  • Initial Teacher Education inspections and outcomes
  • children and families services – including inspections and outcomes for children’s social care and local authority children’s services; and children’s social care provider and place numbers
  • further education and skills – including learning and skills inspections and outcomes; and initial teacher education inspections and outcomes.

Making the most of Ofsted's data focuses on how we will develop and use official statistics as a basis for improving the way Ofsted works and how we will disseminate the data and statistics we gather through our role as an inspector and regulator.

Our statistics are available on the website at the links below.

To find our statistics go to the Advanced resources search: under the 'Resource type' header choose 'Statistics' from the expanded list of publications subtypes; in the 'Information about' drop-down choose the remit area that you are interested in.

Our responsibility

The UK Statistics Authority has a Code of Practice that government departments must follow for their official statistics. 

Users of our data can find out about the work we do in our statistical work plan which details our work priorities for the period April 2014–March 2015.

You can find out when our next statistics will be published in our Schedule for the release of official statistics. In line with the Official Statistics Code of Practice, the month of release is indicated. The precise date will be added nearer the time and at least one month in advance of publication. Please note that whilst we make every effort to adhere to this schedule, on occasion it may be necessary to change a scheduled release date for operational purposes. If this happens, we will give as much notice as possible on this web site.

Some of the changes in this release schedule have been made following user feedback. This feedback is detailed in our Consultation in our Official Statistics report.

Information on the quality of our statistics, including revisions and pre-release access, is published on the Ofsted Standards for Official Statistics page.

Annual Report 2012/13