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The new home on the web for the Department for Education

GOV.UK is the new place for corporate and policy information from the Department for Education.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Inside Government

The Department for Education has today become the latest central government department to move its corporate and policy content onto the new GOV.UK website - the new single home for all government services and information, joining the 24 other ministerial departments whose content has already moved. Information for professionals working in schools or children’s services will remain on the Department for Education website at for now, but will be moved over to GOV.UK by the end of the year.

The Inside Government section on GOV.UK makes it simpler, clearer and faster to find out:

  • how government works
  • what the government is doing
  • how you can get involved

New web addresses

All corporate web addresses have been redirected, so you don’t need to update your bookmarks, but you might want to make a note of the new address:

The Inside Government section of GOV.UK has been designed to make government information easier to find and more transparent for the user. For the first time, you can begin to find out what’s happening inside government all in one place, and in a clear, consistent and transparent format.

You’ll notice that the new website looks very different from the one it has replaced. The look is one obvious difference but many of the other significant changes are less visible.


You can now see information from multiple government departments grouped by topics. For example, you can see how our policies are contributing to our work for schools and children and young people.

Clear policies

The departments and agencies who have moved to GOV.UK are publishing their policies according to the outcome the government is trying to achieve. For example:

For each policy, you can see a list of all the related announcements, consultations and publications in one list called ‘latest’. The latest tab makes it easy for you to track what is happening on the policies that interest you, for example all government activity that relates to improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children.

More about Inside Government and GOV.UK

Inside Government is still a work in progress. Work will continue as other organisations, many hundreds in total, move their information to GOV.UK. This will happen in batches and will be completed by March 2014.

You can find out more here:

Published 23 April 2013