Department for Education
School sports given huge boost to level the playing field for next generation of Lionesses
New standard for school sports will see girls and boys offered the same sports
Student finance to be radically transformed from 2025
New, more flexible system introduced to empower adults to upskill or retrain throughout their working lives.
New flagship language programme launched, designed to boost the quality of language lessons in primary and secondary schools
Children's social care: stable homes, built on love
We are seeking views on our proposals to reform children’s social care.
Emergency planning and response for education, childcare, and children’s social care settings
How educational and childcare settings should plan for and deal with emergencies, including significant public health incidents and severe weather.
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The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 18 agencies and public bodies.
News and communications
- Review of relationships, sex and health education to protect children to conclude by end of year
- Multiply funding: S31 grant determination (ring-fenced) letter
Policy papers and consultations
- Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE): strategic guidance
- De-designation of QAA as the designated quality body in England
Transparency and freedom of information releasesSee all transparency and freedom of information releases
0370 000 2288
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)
Data collections helpdesk
For queries relating to school data collections or any of the following systems: S2S, ASP, GIAP, GIAS or COLLECT.
Preventing extremism in education settings
020 7340 7264
Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (excluding bank holidays)
You can report concerns about extremism related to education settings in England, including allegations about institutions, staff and external people or organisations trying to influence settings.
020 7783 8300
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Please note, we receive a large volume of requests asking for lists of contact details for schools, which are available from our 'Get information about schools' service (https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/)
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