Department for Education

The Department for Education (DFE) is the UK government department responsible for child protection, education (compulsory, further and higher education), apprenticeships and wider skills in England.

Department for Education
Department overview
Formed2010
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionEngland
HeadquartersSanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, England, United Kingdom
Annual budget£58.2 billion (2015–16)[1]
Minister responsible
Department executive
Child agencies
Websitewww.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

A Department for Education previously existed between 1992, when the Department of Education and Science was renamed, and 1995 when it was merged with the Department for Employment to become the Department for Education and Employment.

The current Secretary of State for Education is Rt Hon. Nadhim Zahawi MP. Susan Acland-Hood is serving as the current Permanent Secretary.

The expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Education are scrutinised by the Education Select Committee.