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The Education Funding Agency is the department’s delivery agency for funding and compliance.
We provide revenue and capital funding for education for learners between the ages of 3 and 19, or the ages of 3 and 25 for those with learning difficulties and disabilities. We also support the delivery of building and maintenance programmes for schools, academies, free schools and sixth-form colleges.
We are the first port of call for queries from open academies, and carry out a number of compliance and assurance activities on behalf of the Secretary of State, including monitoring funding agreements and admission appeals. We also handle complaints about academies on behalf of the Secretary of State. You can find more information about the EFA's role in complaints about academies on our website.
We are implementing funding reform for pre- and post-16 education for 2013-14.
You can keep up to date with our work through our fortnightly EFA e-bulletins.
We want to be easy to do business with, and we want you to be clear about the experience and the level of service you can expect from us. Our customer charter sets out the standards we work to. The EFA complaints procedure is available for complaints about our administration and service.
You can find out more about what we do by following the links in the table of contents section.
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Education Funding Agency customer charter, published September 2013.
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Information on how to complain about a school.
A link to gov.uk on how to raise concerns about financial irregularity and impropriety within an EFA funded organisation. It includes a link to a Whistleblowing Guide.