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. Become an apprentice

    Becoming an apprentice - what to expect, apprenticeship levels, pay and training, making an application, complaining about an apprenticeship

    • Guide
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News and communications

  1. Final decisions on confidential assessment material development

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  2. New relationships and health education in schools

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. ESFA Update: 18 July 2018

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  4. Support schools to maximise their resources and budgets

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Rules and regulations on teacher involvement in exam development
  2. Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE
  3. Relationships (and sex) education and health education
  1. Administration of mathematics early-career payments

    • Department for Education
    • Open consultation
    • Closing date 30 July 2018
  2. Ofqual’s approach to regulating Technical Qualifications

    • Ofqual
    • Open consultation
    • Closing date 06 August 2018
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  1. Schools block funding formulae 2018 to 2019

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  2. Revenue spending on free schools and studio schools

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  3. Approved free school application forms: wave 9

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  4. Approved free school application forms: wave 1

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  5. Revenue spending on university technical colleges

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
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