Terms of use

Estyn.gov.uk is a government website managed by Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, 'We'.  In entering our site you the user 'You' are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

We grant you a non-exclusive licence to use this website upon the terms and conditions set out herein.  We may terminate this licence at any time without notice. 

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying Estyn are proprietary marks of Estyn and with the other material contained in this website which includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics is protected by intellectual property laws including, but not limited to, copyright. Copying or use of the Estyn logo and/or any other third party logos or any other material accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner. 


Requests for permission to use the Estyn logo should be directed to the Stakeholder Engagement team at [email protected]

Tell us how and why you wish to use our logos.  Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number and email. All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to Estyn, are acknowledged on the website.

You may view, use, download and store the material on this website for personal and research use only. Commercial use is not permitted. The re-distribution, re-publication, or otherwise making available of the material on this website to third parties is prohibited.  Your unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. 

Hyperlinking to the Estyn website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site.  We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site.  However, we would prefer it if our pages were not to be loaded into frames on your site.  Estyn web pages should load into the user's entire window.  If do wish to load pages within frames then please contact the Stakeholder Engagement team at [email protected]

Portal owners

If you wish to include Estyn web pages within a portal site then please contact the Stakeholder Engagement team at [email protected].  Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number and email and a description of your portal site. 

Linking from this website

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked websites.  We accept no responsibility or liability for the content of other websites which are not under our strict control.  Any link is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages. 

Virus protection

We make 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. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from Estyn websites. 


The Estyn website information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are provided 'as is'.  We will be under no liability to you whatsoever whether in contract, tort, (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise for any injury, death, damage or direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the use, accessing, downloading or relying on any information or other materials contained in this website, including, without limitation, as a result of any computer virus. 

These terms and conditions do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence, for fraud or for any matter which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude from our liability. 

Complete Agreement

These terms and conditions contain all the terms which we have agreed with you in relation to the use of the website.

Jurisdiction and Acceptance of these terms and conditions

This website is controlled and operated by Estyn from our offices in Wales. The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity in all aspects whatsoever of these terms and conditions or of any term of these terms and conditions or any dispute in relation to the materials contained in this website, shall be governed by English law as applied in Wales. The English and Welsh courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or use of the website.  

In the event of inconsistencies between the English language version and the Welsh language version of these terms and conditions and privacy statement, the English language version will prevail.  Your continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. 

What information we collect

We may collect the following information in the following circumstances:  where you wish to submit an enquiry we require that you supply personal information, including your name and email address.

What do we do with the information we gather? 

We require this information for the following reasons: 

  • internal record keeping; and
  • our representatives may follow up, either by email, phone or mail, to people who have visited our site as part of our public relations procedures and to respond to any specific enquiries received.

Who we share the information with and your choices

When you use this site and supply us with personal information and have not advised us to the contrary, you are agreeing that we may use such personal information you supply to us, for the purposes set out in this statement.  We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. 


All content on this website has been translated by Trosol (English to Welsh).

What if you think we have incorrect information or you would like a copy of the information we hold about you?

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.  A small fee will be payable.  This fee will not exceed £10.  

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: 

The Information Officer
Anchor Court
Keen Road
CF24 5JW 

[email protected]

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or email us as soon as possible to the above address.  We will promptly correct any information which is subsequently found to be incorrect. 

Other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.