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.


GCSE new grading scale: factsheets

Information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.


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).


School census guide

A guide to help schools and local authorities (LAs) complete and submit their autumn 2017 to summer 2018 school census data.

Also available: an interactive tool to help schools and academies submit an accurate autumn census return.


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.


Schools: Statutory guidance

Comprehensive overview of statutory documents and guidance for schools


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.


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.