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What we do

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ The Department for Education is responsible for childrenโ€™s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 17 agencies and public bodies.

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Read more about what we do

Documents

Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Secretary
Interim Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency
Director General, Skills
Interim Chief Operating Officer, Operations and Infrastructure
Director General, Strategy
Director General, Schools
Director General, Families
Lead non-executive board member and non-executive board member with responsibility for the Union
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member

Contact DfE

DfE incident support helpline

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Telephone

0800 046 8687

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ This helpline is available to answer any questions you have about COVID-19 relating to education and childcare settings and childrenโ€™s social care. You can also use it for support with any national incidents and emergencies.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm

If you work in a school or college, have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.

General enquiries

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Contact Form: General enquiries

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Telephone

0370 000 2288

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, (excluding bank holidays)

Owing to unforeseen circumstances, call waiting times on the General Enquiries Helpline are longer then usual. We apologise for any inconvenience.

You may get a quicker answer by calling between 9.30am and 10am, or between 4pm and 5pm.

Preventing extremism in education settings

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Email

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ [email protected]

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Telephone

020 7340 7264

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Opening times
Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (excluding bank holidays)

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.

Report abuse in education

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Email

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ [email protected]

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Telephone

0800 136 663

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Dedicated helpline run by NSPCC for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance.

Opening times
Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm

Media enquiries

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Central newsdesk

020 7783 8300

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Enquiry line for journalists only.

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 weโ€™ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information (FOI) requests

Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD
United Kingdom

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ FOI contact form

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Telephone

0370 000 2288

๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคญ Please note, we receive a large volume of requests asking for lists of contact details for schools, which are available from our 'Get information about schools' service.

High profile groups within DfE