Ofsted LogoWhat is Ofsted?

The new Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills - came into being on 1 April 2007. It brings together the wide experience of four formerly separate inspectorates.  It will inspect and regulate care for children and young people, and inspect education and training for learners of all ages.

Ofsted want to raise aspirations and contribute to the long term achievement of ambitious standards and better life chances for service users. Their educational, economic and social well-being will in turn promote England's national success

To achieve this they will report fairly and truthfully; they will listen to service users and providers; and they will communicate our findings with all who share our vision, from service providers to policy-makers. Ofsted do not report to government ministers but directly to Parliament (and to the Lord Chancellor about children and family courts administration). This independence means you can rely on them for impartial information.

The Education and Inspections Act, which established the new Ofsted, specifically requires that in everything they do they should:

  • promote service improvement
  • ensure services focus on the interests of their users
  • see that services are efficient, effective and promote value for money

Ofsted carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits each week, publishing their findings within the Inspection reports area of their website (Click link below).
CLICK HERE - to view Endeavour High School Ofsted Reports