Education, training and skills

Schools and academies, further and higher education, apprenticeships and other skills training, student funding, early years.


  1. Student finance login

    Your student finance online account - check payment dates, track an application, change details, reset password, find customer reference numbers

  2. School term and holiday dates

    Find your child's school term, half term and holiday dates on your local council's website

  3. Apply online for student finance

    Apply online for student finance - online applications for student finance including Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants

  1. Student finance calculator

    Student finance calculator - get a quick estimate of what student loans, grants, bursaries and other funding you could get - for full-time, part-time and EU students

  2. Find and compare schools in England

    Check school performance tables (‘league tables’), Ofsted reports and financial information.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Find an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship - you must be 16 or over

  2. Student finance

    Student finance - student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help, student loan repayments

  3. Contact Student Finance England

    Contact details for Student Finance England - including complaints and student finance appeals, Advanced Learner Loan

  1. Scaled scores at key stage 2

    • Detailed guide
    • Standards and Testing Agency
  2. Working together to safeguard children

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

  1. Support schools to maximise their resources and budgets

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • News story
  2. New multi-million pound deal to boost skills across West Midlands

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. Schools not ‘silver bullet’ to tackling childhood obesity

    • Ofsted
    • Press release
  4. STA assessment update: 17 July 2018

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Administration of mathematics early-career payments
  2. Ofqual’s approach to regulating Technical Qualifications
  3. Implementing functional skills reform
  1. Risk protection arrangement (RPA) actuarial analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  2. Higher education student finance 2019 to 2020: equality analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
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  1. All Tameside MBC community secondary schools

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    • Decision
  2. Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools

    • Ofsted
    • Research
  3. Edinburgh Primary School

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    • Decision
  4. The Gilberd School

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    • Decision
  5. St Clement Danes School

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    • Decision
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