What we do

We manage £54 billion of funding a year to support all state-provided education for 8 million children aged 3 to 16, and 1.6 million young people aged 16 to 19.

EFA is an executive agency of the Department for Education.

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We work on these topics

  1. Schools

    By giving parents more choice and schools greater freedoms, the government will create a better and more diverse school system that will give every pupil the necessary skills to lead a productive, fulfilled life. Read more

  2. Children and young people

    All children should grow up in a supportive and stable environment. The government works to protect children and support the professionals who care for them and their families. Read more

Our management

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EFA academy questions

For all academies and free schools with queries for the Education Funding Agency

EFA general enquiries

16 to 19 providers - northern territory

For local authorities, schools, colleges and other (non-academy) providers in north west, north east and Yorkshire and Humberside with queries for the Education Funding Agency

16 to 19 providers - central and south west territory

For local authorities, schools, colleges and other (non-academy) providers in south west, west midlands and east midlands with queries for the Education Funding Agency

16 to 19 providers - southern territory

For local authorities, schools, colleges and other (non-academy) providers in south east, east of England and London with queries for the Education Funding Agency

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