Department for Education
Leading experts in child safeguarding, health, teaching, curriculum development and equalities to contribute to review of the statutory guidance on relationships, sex and health education.
Over £450 million investment to improve school buildings
859 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary-aided schools will receive funding to improve their school buildings.
To mark the Coronation all state funded primary schools will be sent wildflower seeds, inspired by His Majesty The King’s love of nature.
Chinese and Japanese AS and A levels: proposed subject content
We’re seeking your views on changes to the current subject content of Chinese and Japanese AS and A levels to allow the use of English where it is reasonable.
Free courses for jobs
Explains how to apply for a free level 3 qualification. These courses could help you improve your wage outcomes and job prospects, and gain skills that employers value.
Take our maths quiz and find out about free adult numeracy courses to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification.
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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.
News and communications
- Record number of teachers in England’s schools
- Major funding boost to support rollout of quality skills training
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Transparency and freedom of information releases
- British schools overseas: inspection reports for accredited schools
- Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision
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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
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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.
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