Department for Education

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What we do

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.

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Research and statistics

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Secretary
Interim Director General, Families
Director General, Schools
Chief Operating Officer
Director General, Regions Group
Director General, Strategy
Director General, Skills
Lead non-executive board member and non-executive board member with responsibility for the Union
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member

Contact DfE

General enquiries


0370 000 2288

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)

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

Opening times
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.

Media enquiries

Central newsdesk

020 7783 8300

Enquiry line for journalists only.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information (FOI) requests

Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
M1 2WD
United Kingdom


0370 000 2288

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 (

High profile groups within DfE

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.