It is advisable to look at a school’s Ofsted report when considering which school to apply for.

The Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for education and children’s services.

The national Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), is the government department responsible for inspecting schools and reporting on standards of achievement and the quality of education provided.

You can view a school's Ofsted report via GOV.UK.

View Ofsted reports on GOV.UK

Ofsted have changing the way it inspects and reports on schools

A new education inspection framework came into force in September 2019. The DfE has written a short explanation for parents and carers on how these changes will affect them.

You can find details on the DfE's Ofsted inspection web page.