Ofsted Inspection Judgements for English Schools

Feargal Hogan made this Freedom of Information request to Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Office for Standards in Education,

Can you please provide the following data for each inspected school in England:
a) URN
b) Establishment Name
c) Date of Last Inspection
d) Inspection Grade Achieved

Additionally where the last inspection was conducted under a system different to the current 1-4/outstanding-inadequate system, an indication of the grading system used.

The data should prefereably be provided as an Excel spreadsheet.

Should it be easier/cheaper to provide more data (for instance a list of ALL inspections) or data in a different distribution format (sql, csv, mdb, etc), that would be perfectly acceptable.

If the data is incomplete, please provide what data you do hold.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Feargal Hogan

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Good morning

Thank you for your e-mail.

In order for your request to be dealt with effectively I have forwarded it
to the Information Access Team for a response.

A member of this department will reply to this request as soon as

However should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate
to contact us.


Julie Foreman

Customer Service Advisor

Ofsted - National Business Unit

TEL: 08456 404040

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Sally Hall (Information Access), Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Feargal Hogan

Please find attached our acknowledgement for your request for

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Yours sincerely

Sally Hall
Information Access Administrator
Tel: 0117 94 56230

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Helen Barugh, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Mr Hogan

Please find attached a response to your FOI request.

Best wishes


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Feargal Hogan left an annotation ()

The basic text of the response as follows:

The Freedom of Information Act

We have dealt with your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.

Some schools which have only recently opened have not yet been inspected by Ofsted. However, where a school has been inspected I can confirm that Ofsted holds information as to the inspection grades. All these schools have been inspected at least once since September 2005 and therefore all judgements are made on the 1-4 scale referenced in your email.

Ofsted publishes details of its inspection judgements on a termly basis on the Ofsted website. The most recent data, from the autumn term school inspections, will not be published until March 2010. However the inspection judgements for previous years can be found by following the links below:









These spreadsheets provide a comprehensive record of all judgements made on all section 5 maintained school inspections over the past 4 academic years. I hope this addresses your question.

If you have any problems accessing this data then please let me know and I’ll be happy to talk you through the process.

The section below explains our position around schools inspected since September 2009. However, all inspection reports are published on our website at www.ofsted.gov.uk and you may find this a useful source of information.

Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Blog post comparing these OFSTED performance figures with schools' left over budgets:


Feargal Hogan left an annotation ()

The 2009/10 Judgements are available on the Ofsted site although not in the same logical structure as previous data.
Instead they are here

Feargal Hogan left an annotation ()

They've move them again
2009/2010 here http://is.gd/WG32rB
2010/2011 here http://is.gd/ptRH1r