Guidance


GCSE 9 to 1 grading: new two-tier pass rate

Education Secretary writes to the Education Select Committee about the GCSE grades 9 to 1.


Summary of changes to GCSEs from 2015

Details on the new GCSEs taught from 2015, 2016 and 2017


16 to 19 Funding: how it works

An overview of how post-16 funding is calculated.

March 2017: a new agency will provide joined-up education and skills funding: Education and Skills Funding Agency (a merger of the Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency).


House of Commons Library FAQs: Academies and free schools

This Commons Library research briefing answers FAQs about academies and free schools in England. Topics covered include: academy conversion; school places; SEN provision; academy land disposal and sale; funding; and accountability.


16 to 18 minimum standards for 2016

Information on the minimum standard measure applied to all schools and colleges for 16 to 18 year olds.


Schools: Statutory guidance

Comprehensive overview of statutory documents and guidance for schools


School inspection handbook

View the latest guidance from Ofsted for inspecting schools under the common inspection framework, with a mythbuster document on common misconceptions.


Further education and skills inspection handbook

View the latest guidance from Ofsted on how further education and skills providers are inspected under the common inspection framework.