Ofsted Contact Number

For general enquiries about Ofsted or more specific information about an Ofsted inspected school contact Ofsted on 0300 123 1231. Ofsted are responsible for inspecting schools in the UK including all state primary and secondary; and also inspect early years educational settings such as nurseries, reception classes, playschools, mother and baby groups. They also perform checks and give accreditation to childminders in the United Kingdom. The contact number for Ofsted is 0300 123 1231. You can also phone this number to request your Ofsted inspection certificate.

Ofsted helpline

Whether you are calling in refernece to early years, primary, secondary educatio or are calling about an adult education institution you can call the Ofsted helpline on 0300 123 1231. This telephone line, which is open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, is suitable for parents teachers, headteachers, governors or members of the general public. Ofsted will be able to give you information about the process of an Ofsted inspection, or advice on Ofsted Online, their portal.

Ofsted Online

Childminders and early years education providers can apply for to be placed on the Ofsted childcare register by filling in either the childcare register or the early years register application on Ofsted Online. There is a fee that you will have to pay details of which can also be found on the portal. If you wish to make an application then visit Ofsted Online.

Ofsted School Inspections general enquiries number

Whether you have just been informed of an upcoming inspection or would like to contact Ofsted regarding you should phone 0300 12 1231 for help with any general enquiries. The Ofsted contact centre can also deal with any complaints you may have about one of their inspectors or the inspection process. If you are not happy with the way Ofsted handle your complaint then you should contact the Independent Complaints Adjudication Service for Ofsted, their telephone number is 020 7520 3800.

Phone Ofsted about a school inspection

If your nursery school, primary or secondary school has recently been inspected by Ofsted and you would like more information about or would like to question their findings then parents, governors or teachers can contact Ofsted schools on 0300 123 4234. This number can be found on any written correspondence from Ofsted post inspection and will be the correct number for you to speak to the team who led the inspection. Ofsted will also be able to give you further advice over the phone about ways in which your school may improve.

Emergency and concerns helpline

If you have concerns that abuse of a child may be occuring in a school setting or under the care of a childminder the you should contact Ofsted immediately on 0300 123 4666. Ofsted will treat all reports of anuse seriously and will investigate or in an emergency advise that you also contact the police.