Media enquiries

Contact information for the Department for Education's press office.

DfE press office

Journalists should call our central newsdesk on 020 7783 8300. This media-only line operates from Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. Outside of these hours the number will divert to the duty press officer.

Members of the public should call our general enquiries line on 0370 000 2288.

DfE media contacts

Head of Communications

Ray Tang
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

News desk

Chief Press Officer

Sam Eversden
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Senior Press Officer

Gina Malatesta
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Press Officers

Steven Bourner
Anna Croall
Michael Murphy-Pyle
Amy Taylor
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Schools desk

Chief Press Officer

Max Blain
Telephone: 020 7783 8685

Senior Press Officer

Eva Perkins
Telephone: 020 7783 8119

Press Officers

Alex Blackburn
Telephone: 020 7783 8396

Robert Cooper
Telephone: 020 7340 7449

Andrew Hamilton
Telephone: 020 7783 8614

Children and families desk

Chief Press Officer

Georgina Mear
Telephone: 020 7340 8339

Senior Press Officer

Anna Rutter
Telephone: 020 7340 8189

Press Officer

Emma Beer
Telephone: 020 7340 7661

Equalities desk

Chief Press Officer

Georgina Mear
Telephone: 020 7340 8339

Senior Press Officer

Chelsea Austin
Telephone: 020 7340 8465

Press Officers

Claire Porter
Telephone: 020 7340 8220

Catherine Houlsby
Telephone: 020 7783 8244

Consumer desk

Chief Press Officer

Anna Sinfield
Telephone: 020 7227 5182

Press Officer

Annabel Ellis
Telephone: 020 7783 8198

Media planning

Senior Media Planners

Sima Parmar
Telephone: 020 7227 5181

Michael Greenland
Telephone: 020 7340 8391

Office Manager

Stephen Hadley
Telephone: 020 7783 8590

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills handles calls regarding higher education.

Executive agencies

DfE’s press office handles media enquiries on behalf of our executive agencies:

Please contact the DfE central newsdesk if you have any questions about the work of these agencies.

Non-departmental public bodies

If you have a specific enquiry about a policy that is managed by a non-departmental public body, you should contact the relevant body’s press office: