This study will examine whether the Department for Education is supporting schools in a way that improves their financial sustainability.
Education and skills
Higher education providers can have a fundamental influence on the future lives of graduates, with consequences for the national economy – but to do so they must be financially viable and remain sustainable. Providers are independent bodies, and the sector’s financial sustainability is heavily dependent on student fee income, top-up grant funding, and government research … Read more
This report examines the Department for Education’s funding provision and distribution of funding for mainstream schools in England.
2 Jul 2021
A summary of key information and insights that can be taken from the annual reports and accounts of the Department for Education and related bodies in the education sector in England.
11 May 2021
This report examines the Department’s support for children’s education during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 Mar 2021
This investigation sets out how the Department for Education set up and implemented the free school meals voucher scheme.
2 Dec 2020
This report focuses on the financial sustainability of further education and sixth-form colleges.
16 Sep 2020
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