Ofsted's blog: Subscribe to email alerts from the new Ofsted reports website

3rd October 2018 at 09:04

As you may be aware, the new Ofsted reports site has been live for a number of months, alongside the existing reports site.

The new inspection reports site uses up-to-date technology, meeting the needs of our users. It is simpler to access on non-desktop devices and is built around the requirements of Ofsted’s external users. It is easier for users to find information. The content is more streamlined and uses less jargon.

On 2 October, the old inspection reports site was turned off and users will now only access the new site. 

How to sign up for email alerts on the new reports site

The email alerts from the old site about inspection reports have stopped.

If you want to continue to receive email alerts when new inspection reports are published, you will need to resubscribe on the new site.

On the new site, you can subscribe to receive email alerts when we publish a new inspection report about a single provider or when we publish new inspection reports for any provider under a search result, for instance, within a local authority or region.

To subscribe:

  • go to reports.ofsted.gov.uk
  • use the search to find the provider(s) and/or search results for which you would like to receive email alerts
  • on provider and search result pages, you will see ‘Get email alerts’: click this link to subscribe

Ofsted inspection reports site


There are redirects in place for the new site. If you have pages from the old site bookmarked, these will redirect to the relevant page.

However, bookmarks that link directly to a PDF are not redirected. To fix these links, go to reports.ofsted.gov.uk and search for the provider you want to bookmark. You will find the relevant report on the provider’s page.

We recommend always bookmarking a provider’s page instead of their PDF inspection report, so that you always have the latest version of the report and can see the contextual information on the page.