Parent View gives you as parents 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. Ofsted use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.
By sharing your views, you will 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.
You can register on Parent View by visiting www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
How to Use Parent View
Log in / Register
You will need your email address and a 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 the registration. This is where you read two words from the screen and enter them into a box. This is to prevent site misuse.
You will then be emailed with a link to activate your log-in.
You can give your views about your child’s school if it 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.
There will be 12 questions to answer, for example, “My child is happy at this school” with a choice of responses:
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.
How to complain
This survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern about your child’s school, you can find more information on http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/schools/for-parents-and-carers/how-