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About Ofsted 

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial. Ofsted inspects and regulates services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

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Every week, Ofsted carries out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publishes the results on the Ofsted website. To find an inspection report, go to the find an inspection report page.

The aim of all this work is to promote improvement and value for money in the services inspected and regulated by Ofsted, so that children and young people, parents and carers, adult learners and employers benefit.

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Please use the contact information below for enquiries about Ofsted and the services available

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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial. We inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Every week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publish the results on our website. To find an inspection report, go to the Find an inspection report page.
The aim of all this work is to promote improvement and value for money in the services we inspect and regulate, so that children and young people, parents and carers, adult learners and employers benefit.
You can find more information on our website, or by signing up to Ofsted News – our free, monthly, online newsletter – or our RSS feed.
For enquiries, you can contact us in several different ways. Contact details are available on our website.

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