Ofsted Contact Number

0844 453 0221

Ofsted contact number

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They are a branch of the UK government, and ensure that all childcare services in the UK are up to the required standards of set by the government.

Other Ofsted Contact Numbers:

Ofsted Phone Number
Head Office  0844 453 0221
Ofsted Complaints  0844 453 0221
Customer Services  0844 453 0221

Ofsted Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Customer Service 8:30am-11:30pm, 7 days a week

Ofsted Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office Ofsted
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD

How can I get a job with Ofsted?
What does Ofsted regulate?
Who runs Ofsted?
Why does Ofsted observe lessons?
When are Ofsted reports published?

Reasons to contact the Ofsted Head Office Contact Number:

      • If you are unsatisfied with your Ofsted report and wish to complain or talk to a member of staff on the Ofsted Contact Number
      • If you need to enquire about Ofsted services
      • To enquire about when your school may be visited by Ofsted
      • If you are unsatisfied with the customer service that you have received previously through the Ofsted Contact Number

Ofsted Services

ofsted contact numberOfsted is a branch of the UK government that inspects and carries out reports of services in the UK related to childcare and child education. All public schools in the UK are subject to inspections from Ofsted, as well as some private schools in the UK. The branch also inspects fostering and adoption centers around the country.

Ofsted began in 1833 when the government agreed to an annual inspection to monitor the effectiveness of services provided to children. In 1902, the government granted the branch the power to inspect state funded schools amongst other institutions.

The current Chief Inspector of Ofsted is Sir Michale Wilshaw, who was appointed in 2012.

Ofsted reports

If you would like to see your Ofsted report, you can do so over on the Ofsted website. To find your specific report, you can search using your name, address, or remit. If you cannot find your report online, ring the number above and we will put you through to a member of staff at the Ofsted Contact Number who can help you further.

Ofsted Online

As well as being able to find a range of online reports with Ofsted, you can also find a range of services through the government branch. These services include childcare registration, self-evaluation, self-service, online payments, and information on social care. You can find a range of services through Ofsted via their website and online portal. On the Ofsted website, you can also find guidance on what to do when your inspection is due, or on what to do if you disagree with your inspection letter.

Ofsted Ratings

Inspections from Ofsted have a grading system. If you are unsure what your grade means, we have compiled a list of grades and what they mean below. If you are still unsure of what your inspection means for you and your establishment, ring the number above and a member of staff will be able to help you further:

Grade 1 : Outstanding

A Grade 1 school is great at delivering high-quality standards and results. They also provide its pupils with what they need in terms of equipment. They ensure children are prepared for the next stage in education and life.

Grade 2 : Good

A grade 2 school effectively delivers the standards and provides pupils with what they need in terms of education and equipment for learning. Student is also ready for the next step in education with this grade.

Grade 3 : Requires improvement

Schools that obtain a grade 3 are not yet good schools, but not yet inadequate. These schools can be improved, and Ofsted will re-visit the establishment within a year to see if anything has changed in standards.

Grade 4 : Inadequate

Receiving a Grade 4 means that the school or establishment is inadequate in giving students what they need in terms of education and management. A school with the grade will receive regular review from Ofsted in order for them to update their methods. If processes do not improve, establishments will be given a warning and may be taking to a tribunal. For more information on this process, ring the number above and a member of staff from the Ofsted contact number will be able to help you further.

FAQ’s

How can I get a job with Ofsted?

You can get a job with Ofsted by checking out their vacancies online. From here, you can apply with your CV. For more information on jobs with Ofsted, ring the number above and a member of staff from the Ofsted Contact Number will be able to help you further.

What does Ofsted regulate?

Ofsted regulates a number of services for children in care around the UK. These include schools, adoption and foster centers, and other institutions. For more information on this, ring the number above.

Who runs Ofsted?

Ofsted is running by the government and works under a number of acts implemented by parliament.

Why does Ofsted observe lessons?

Ofsted observes lessons to ensure that the level of education set by the government is being met inside the classroom. They also want to ensure that equipment is being given to students where they need it and that students are ready for further education or life outside of school.

When are Ofsted reports published?

Ofsted reports are usually posted online within 2 weeks of your inspection. If you waited for this period and have not yet received your report, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of staff from the Ofsted contact number who can help you further.

About

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They are a branch of the UK government, and ensure that all childcare services in the UK are up to the required standards of set by the government. Created in 1833, the branch of the government intended to make sure that the rate of education and childcare was being met to their standards throughout the UK. In 1902, the branch could also assess privately run institutions as well as public. For more information ring the number above.

Below is a recent video uploaded to the Ofsted News youtube account. For more videos, click through below and you will be redirected to the Ofsted News youtube channel.