It is advisable that you 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 are changing the way they inspect and report on schools

The new Education Inspection Framework came in to force in September 2019, the DfE has written a short ‘explainer text’ for parents/carers on how these changes will affect them. Details of this can be found on the DfE's Ofsted inspection webpage.