What we do

The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.

DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 10 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Childcare Bill: policy statement

    • Policy paper
  2. Reducing teachers’ workload

    • Policy paper

See all our publications

Our statistics

  1. Children looked after in England including adoption: 2014 to 2015

    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2015

    • Statistics - national statistics

See all our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact DfE

General enquiries

Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street

M1 2WD

The national helpline is open between Monday and Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Preventing extremism in schools and children's services

If you are concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact our helpline.

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).

Media enquiries

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 at:

Freedom of information (FOI) requests

Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street

M1 2WD

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.