FOI release

Total number of staff working for the Department for Education (DfE)

A request and disclosure about the total number of staff working for the Department for Education (DfE).



  • Date requested: 10 May 2010
  • Publish Date: 04 June 2010
  • Updated: 26 April 2012


Can the Department disclose the following information?

  1. The number of Department for Education staff situated at Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
  2. Information of where the 892 posts relocated out of London, as mentioned in the departmental Annual Report, which have been relocated to Sheffield, Leeds and Coventry.


The Department for Education (DfE) was established on 12 May 2010.

Taking into account from our most recent information, as at March 2010, the number of departmental staff based in London (Sanctuary Buildings) is 1560 of which the full-time equivalent is 1510.8.

Regional information relating to the department’s other offices is published on the Office for National Statistics website.

In addition to the London site, the department’s other sites are located in Sheffield, Runcorn and Darlington.

Published 4 June 2010