Ofsted Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. If your child is at a boarding or a residential special school, it also asks for your opinion on five aspects of your child’s boarding or welfare. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

When inspecting education in independent schools, we recommend when inspection should take place but inspect at the request of the DfE.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child’s school. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England.

How to use Parent View

Log in / Register

You need your email address and password for the simple log-in process. Just follow the on-screen instructions.

You will then be asked to fill in a ‘captcha’ before completing registration. This is where you read two words from the screen and enter them into a box. This is to prevent site misuse.

We will send you an email with a link to activate your log-in.

Search

You can give your views about your child’s school if it is a maintained school or an academy (including free schools), or a non-association independent school inspected by Ofsted.

To search for a school, just enter the name of the school and part of the address (road, city, town or postcode) in the search boxes when you are asked to.

Select your child’s school from the search results.

Questionnaire

There will be 12 questions to answer, for example, ‘My child is happy at this school’ with a choice of responses:

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Use the ‘Next’ button to move to the next question. If you change your mind you can use the ‘Previous’ button to go back.

Once you have completed all 12 questions, click on ‘Finish the survey’ and the questionnaire is complete.