Contact the Department for Education (DfE)

Check online for the information you need before you contact DfE.

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Contact DfE

You can call the DfE helpline if you can’t find the information you need online. Call centres are very busy following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

DfE helpline
Telephone: 0370 000 2288
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Find out about call charges

You can also contact DfE online. You’ll usually get a reply within 15 working days although it could take longer.