Towards the end of March 2020, as part of the measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closed to all pupils except vulnerable children and children of key workers. Some year groups returned to school in June, but most children did not return until September 2020. Therefore, for several months the majority of pupils … Read more
Education and skills
This report focuses on the financial sustainability of further education and sixth-form colleges.
16 Sep 2020
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
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
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