The Department for Education (DfE) sets Policy, syllabus and standards for the state education sector in the United Kingdom.  Standards are checked and maintained by various regulatory bodies such as OFSTED, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Ofqual who regulate exams in the UK such as GCSEs and A Levels.


Government Departments

The Department for Education (DfE) – The Department for Education (DfE) are a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government responsible for the education of all children and adults up to 19 in the state education sector. You can contact their helpline on 0370 000 2288.


School and exam inspections, and exam regulation

The Office for Standards in Educations, children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) – Phone the OFSTED general enquiries line for information about school inspections.

Loans, Grants & Bursaries

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) – The SAAS phone number is 0300 555 0505 and can be used to apply for a grant, or bursary or for support in your student loan application.

The Student Loans Company – Contact the Student Loans company on 0300 100 0607