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Weekly DfE Publication WC 20/04/2020

24 April 2020

Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)

Statutory Guidance

This statutory framework is for:

It relates to:

Statutory guidance is issued by law; you must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to do so.

The EYFS framework published on 3 March 2017 came into force on 3 April 2017.

Supporting material is available on the Foundation Years website.


24 April 2020

Admission appeals for school places


This information will be useful to:


24 April 2020

Using clusters and hubs to maintain educational provision


This guidance is for state-funded and independent schools, academy trusts, early years and childcare providers, colleges, other education providers and local authorities.

Cluster and hub models refer to the grouping of schools and settings in order to offer continued provision for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.


24 April 2020

Schools to benefit from education partnership with tech giants

Press Release

Thousands of schools to receive technical support to start using Google and Microsoft’s education platforms


24 April 2020

Get technology support for children and schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)


Guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


24 April 2020

Managing school premises during the coronavirus outbreak


This guidance is aimed at:

It explains what educational settings need to do to make sure children and staff are in safe buildings during reduced occupancy arrangements.


23 April 2020

Service Pupil Premium (SPP): information for schools


How much SSP funding schools get, and details of which children attract the funding.


20 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings


This guidance applies to the collection of data, services and requests from all education and care settings, including local authorities, academy trusts and other providers.

To help reduce the burden on educational and care settings at this time, the Department for Education (DfE) and its agencies have cancelled or paused all but the most essential data collections, services and requests from educational and care settings until the end of June 2020.

Data collections which are paused will be reviewed and the pause period extended if necessary.

A decision on data collections or services which are not due to go live until later in the year will be made in due course.

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