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. 2018 key stage 2 scaled score conversion tables

    • Guidance
    • Standards and Testing Agency
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Policy and engagement

  1. Measuring pupil progress and managing the data

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
  2. Using technology for effective change

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
  3. Reducing teacher workload

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  4. Supporting NQTs and teachers with work-life balance

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
  5. Using technology to aid school improvement

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
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  1. Malpractice for GCSE and A level: summer 2017 exam series

    • Ofqual
    • Official statistics
  2. School snapshot survey: winter 2017

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Curriculum support resources in schools

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  4. Boxgrove Primary School

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    • Decision
  5. Call for evidence: qualification fees, purchasing and value for money

    • Ofqual
    • Research
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