Most of the information for schools and children’s services professionals has now moved from this website to GOV.UK, but some is still hosted on

GOV.UK will become the single location for all online government information. It has been designed to make things simpler, clearer and faster.

All government departments, agencies and arms-length bodies are moving their websites, which will make it easier for you to find information that government publishes.

GOV.UK replaced the Directgov and Business Link websites in October 2012. All information for parents can already be found on GOV.UK, in the education and learning or having a child, parenting and adoption sections.

You can access most of our information for our workforces from:

You can also sign up to receive email or RSS alerts when we publish new material on GOV.UK.

We have reviewed all material on the DfE website and rewritten it to make it shorter, clearer and easier to understand. We have archived content that is no longer current.

If you have bookmarked a page on our site, you will automatically be taken to:

  • the equivalent page on GOV.UK
  • the UK Government web archive, if the content is out of date