Department for Education

A ministerial department, also called DfE

The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services. It replaces the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
If you are seeking contact information for schools please see requests which have already been made on this subject before submitting your own (example) and consider our policy on redacting email addresses from responses.

Requests for information held by Regional Schools Commissioners, who are responsible for making decisions about academies and free schools, can be made to the Department for Education.

3737 requests
Mr Frank Church Via email only: [FOI #527098 email]     Reference number: 2018-0044862 Dear Mr Church Thank you for your email, which was rec...
List of Multi-Academy Trusts
Response by Department for Education to Ben Tummons on .

Partially successful.

Thank you for your recent correspondence. Please find attached our reply for your attention.   Your correspondence has been allocated reference nu...
Academies and Trust
Response by Department for Education to shaunagh Roberts on .

Partially successful.

Dear Shauna Roberts,   Thank you for your request for information (FOI 2018-0043545), which was received on 05/11/2018. You requested: Could you...
Dear Mr Harrison Thank you for your email of 22 November about part-time maintenance loans (PTML) for distance learners. The PTML consultation res...
Headcount and FTE independent school teachers
Response by Department for Education to J Brady on .

Partially successful.

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted. We wil...
Dear Seren,   Re: School performance for GCSE Subjects   Thank you for your email received on 27^th November 2018, reference number: 2018-0046...
Dear Seren,   Re: School performance for A-level Subjects   Thank you for your email received on 28^th November 2018, reference number: 2018-0...
Dear SJA Grove    Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 3 November 2018. You requested information on which Act of Par...
Section 35(1)(a) exemptions
Response by Department for Education to A Baker on .

Partially successful.

Dear Mr Baker,   I am writing in response to your request for information received on 17 August 2018. You requested:   “Under FOIA, please wou...
Grants, Contracts and Academy Finances
Response by Department for Education to Samantha Fernandez on .

Partially successful.

Dear Samantha Fernadez      Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 28/06/2018 00:00 . A full response is attached....
Teach First Liability
Response by Department for Education to Lisa Smith on .

Successful.

Dear Lisa Smith,   Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 7 March 2018. You asked:   Can a Teach First participant...
Secretary of State visits to Schools
Response by Department for Education to Ross McGill on .

Successful.

Dear Ross McGill Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 7 November 2018. You requested information on the number of visit...
Dear Peter Sumner  Thank you for your request for information received on 13 November 2018. You requested:   “Please could you supply the follow...
Dear Ms Cowley,   Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 16^th July 2018. Your request was:   Thank you for providi...
Dear Sue Cowley   Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 10^th July 2018.  You requested “a list of early years setti...
A-level Grade combinations
Response by Department for Education to Georgina Clark on .

Successful.

Dear Ms Clark,   Thank you for your email, received on 15th November 2018, reference number: 2018-044970. I note that you have requested an internal...
Dear Mr Phillips,   Secondary school PGCE trainees   Thank you for your request, reference number: 2018-0041399. Your request was as follows:...
Capacity of Independent schools
Response by Department for Education to Harley on .

Successful.

Dear Harley   Thank you for contacting the department regarding independent schools that may have made changes without prior approval by this depa...
Names of free schools in temporary accommodation
Request to Department for Education by J Downs. Annotated by J Downs on .

Successful.

I've written about this here: http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2018/11/exclusive-one-quarter-of-free-schools-are-in-temporary-accommodation
Universal Free School meals statistics per school
Response by Department for Education to Paul on .

Partially successful.

Dear Paul Evans  Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 03/07/2017. You requested:   "Following the confirmation of w...
Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted. We wil...
Money Given to Schools
Response by Department for Education to Daniel Ryan on .

Successful.

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request, please find attached our reply for your attention.   Your correspondence has been alloca...
Dear Dr Bartington  Thank you for your request for information received on 31 July 2017. You requested:   “Re: Information request under the Fre...
IRIS Ref: 2018-0043464   CRM Ref: ENQ-292922-B1W2Q2   Dear SJA Gove   Freedom of Information Request   I refer to your request for info...
Dear Lucie Stephens,   Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 19 January 2018. I apologise for the delay in responding...

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