Ofsted pauses routine inspections due to Coronavirus

18 March 2020

Ofsted has confirmed it is suspending all routine inspections of early years providers, schools and further education colleges following new social distancing measures during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Ofsted publishes annual report

7 February 2020

Ofsted has published its Annual Report for 2018-2019 revealing that 96% of early years providers were judged good or outstanding.

Labour pledges to abolish Ofsted

30 September 2019

Labour has announced plans to abolish Ofsted and introduce a two-tier approach in its place, at its annual conference in Brighton.

Ofsted to retain grading system in new framework

6 May 2019

Ofsted has confirmed that it will retain its four-point grading system of early years providers and schools in the new inspection framework which will be implemented in September.