Terms of use

These "Terms of use" tell you how our Ofsted Parent View website is managed and how you are protected when you are using our site. If you do not agree with these terms of use, you should leave the site immediately.

Using our site

Ofsted Parent View is owned and managed by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). Your access and use of this site constitutes your acceptance of our terms of use, which take effect from the date of first use. In the event of any breach of these terms, Ofsted may cancel your registration.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of this site by, any other person.

This includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, which breaches the law of confidence, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content, or the disruption of the normal flow of dialogue within this site.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting via this website any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law.

Ofsted will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on this website. Ofsted will monitor this site and any related applications for inappropriate use.

Your attention is drawn to the Computer Misuse Act 1990 which makes it an offence to gain unauthorised access to a computer system or to make unauthorised modifications of computer data.


Ofsted Parent View and any related material, information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided “as is”, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Ofsted does not warrant that the functions in the material contained in Ofsted Parent View will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, or reliability of the materials.

In no event will Ofsted be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Ofsted website.

Member account, password and security

Registering and using Ofsted Parent View may involve you setting up an account and providing a password. You are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and the password, and all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your account or password and any known or suspected breach of security or misuse of the service, and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session if you use a shared computer. Ofsted will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply.

Virus protection

Ofsted makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. Ofsted does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Links to Ofsted Parent View

You are welcome to link to the Ofsted Parent View website and we encourage users to do this. However, you should not imply in any way that Ofsted endorses your organisation. Use of the Ofsted Parent View logo, when linking to the website is authorised without our prior written agreement.

It is your responsibility to ensure links to Ofsted Parent View are kept updated. Ofsted will not notify you if we move content. Organisations, institutions, commercial and non-commercial websites may choose to link to Ofsted Parent View. Ofsted is not responsible for the content or reliability of these sites. A link to Ofsted Parent View should not be taken as endorsement of any kind by Ofsted.

Links from Ofsted Parent View

The links we include on this website are ones we think are appropriate to our organisation, aims and objectives. We cannot guarantee these links will work all of the time and we have no control over their availability. A link from Ofsted Parent View should not be taken as endorsement of any kind by Ofsted.


If you are in breach of any of these terms of use, you agree to indemnify and hold Ofsted harmless in respect of any costs, expenses, claims, proceedings, actions, losses, damages or liabilities incurred by us in relation to or arising from such a breach.

Governing law

These terms of use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Ofsted may at any time revise these terms of use without notice. Please check regularly for any such changes.


Ofsted accepts no liability for any failure to comply with these terms of use where such failure is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

If Ofsted waive any rights available to us under these terms of use on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms of use are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms of use shall nevertheless continue in full force.


Ofsted respects your privacy. We will not disclose your email details to any third party organisation (e.g. schools), or company except in accordance with the law. Occasionally, we may wish to contact you with news and updates on either Ofsted Parent View or other Ofsted activities.