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. Working together to safeguard children

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. Scaled scores at key stage 2

    • Detailed guide
    • Standards and Testing Agency
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News and communications

  1. Financial notice to improve: St Anselm’s Catholic Multi Academy Trust

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Notice
  2. Termination warning notice to Sandymoor Free School

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
  3. New Chair of the Social Mobility Commission confirmed

    • Department for Education and Social Mobility Commission
    • News story
  4. STA assessment update: 10 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. High needs: allocated place numbers

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  2. Free schools: open schools and successful applications

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  3. New school proposals

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  4. National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2017 (revised)

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  5. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2017

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • National statistics
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