On 31 March 2020, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department for Education launched a voucher scheme to help give the 1.4 million children in England eligible for free school meals continued access to meals while they were not attending school. Schools joining the scheme can order shopping vouchers worth £15 … Read more
Education and skills
Supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England
This report examines whether the Department for Education is supporting disadvantaged families effectively through free early education and childcare entitlements.
13 Mar 2020
There are around 250 further education colleges and sixth-form colleges in England. Between them, they educate and train over 2 million learners, in a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. Colleges form an important part of the local and national education infrastructure. They are autonomous bodies, free to make their own educational and financial … Read more
This investigation builds on our previous work and sets out the facts about the university technical colleges programme.
30 Oct 2019
The NAO is publishing a suite of Departmental Overviews, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees and Members of Parliament.
28 Oct 2019
This report assesses how well pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are being supported.
11 Sep 2019
The C&AG has qualified his audit opinion on the Department for Education consolidated annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019.
23 Jul 2019
The C&AG has reported on the Academy schools sector in England Consolidated annual report and accounts.
23 Jul 2019
This report assesses whether the apprenticeships programme is providing value for money.
6 Mar 2019
This report covers recent trends in pressures on children’s social care demand and activity and national and local government’s response.
23 Jan 2019