What Does Ofsted stand for?
Ofsted stands for the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
What is Ofsted?
Ofsted is the UK government department responsible for inspecting schools and other social care services for children.
Ofsted was introduced in 1992 as the Office for Standards in Education and in 2007 its brief was expanded to include children’s services work relating to social care and the courts.
It is part of the Department for Education (DfE) and is headed by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman (who has been Chief Inspector since 2017).
Ofsted is only responsible for inspecting schools in England; Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own inspecting bodies.
Please see below for the school's latest Ofsted report. If you would like a paper copy of this, you can obtain one by contacting Mrs Alison Cutbush in the school office.