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22 September 2023 — Press release
The Lifelong Learning Bill becomes law, paving the way for a radical transformation of the student finance system.
21 September 2023 — Press release
27 new areas join the staying close programme, which provides significant extra support to help care leavers move to independent living up to the age of 21.
19 September 2023 — Press release
An updated list of education settings with confirmed Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete.
Find out and apply for Tax-Free Childcare and up to 30 hours free childcare.
Check if your child can get free school meals in England and find out how to apply on your local authority’s website.
19 September 2023 — Guidance
A parent and carer’s guide on the safeguarding arrangements you should expect from activity clubs, tutors and coaches.
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If you have a query about reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in education settings, see our guidance. You can also contact our general enquiries line.Opening times:Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)
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For queries relating to school data collections or any of the following systems: S2S, ASP, GIAP, GIAS or COLLECT.
Contact: Preventing extremism in education settings
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