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• BullyingUK 

News, resources and support on dealing with bullying in schools

The UK Government department responsible for education and children's services, including further and higher education


An online archive of documents published by the UK Government and related bodies made freely available by the Institute of Education, University of London

Detailed information allowing you to compare education across 38 countries in Europe from pre-primary through to adult education.

The FSA offer a range of ideas for enhancing children’s knowledge of nature and learning experience in natural environments. Many early years and primary schools now adopt Forest School practices in their approaches. This site offers lots of information about the history of forest schools and a list of good practice.

• Full Fact 

Full Fact are a team of independent fact checkers who check claims made by politicians, public institutions and journalists, as well as viral online content. They ask people to correct the record when they get things wrong in order to stop and reduce the spread of bad information. They are a registered charity launched by a cross-party group, and their board includes representatives of different political parties and viewpoints. Click the Fact Checks tab to jump to thematic sections covering education, health, crime etc.

Links to the full text of important documents on the development and provision of education in the UK, including major reports from the 1920s onwards and Acts of Parliament from 1825 onwards

Britain's leading independent social research institute. Research covers all areas of social policy. Reports are produced in the following areas: Equality & Diversity, Children, Schools & Families, Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Crime & Justice, Income & Work and Social & Political Attitudes

The UK's largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children's services

The NYA is the national body for youth work in England which has existed for over 50 years. The website contains a Resource Library which lets you download key documents.


The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills which inspects education providers and services which care for children and young people in the UK

PISA focuses on the assessment of student performance in mathematics, reading and science to measure the extent to which students can use what they learned in and out of schools for their full participation in societies. PISA also collects valuable information on student attitudes and motivations, and assesses skills such as collaborative problem solving, global competence and creative thinking. 81 countries took part in the 2022 assessment, testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.

The world’s largest database for public policy, with more than 3.2 million reports, working papers, policy briefs and data sources from more than 24,000 international organisations, NGOs, think tanks, and research centres. Topics include education, health, housing, local government, international relations, business, industries etc. and all areas of the world are covered. Use options in Advanced Search if you want to search specific countries.

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Statistics on many aspects of education from early years upwards. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see the list of statistics available.

Department for Education statistics on pupils in England with SEN, including information on educational attainment, destinations, absence and exclusions. Statistics about Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans are also included.

The Sutton Trust aims to improve social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy. This site contains information about combating educational inequality from early years through to university level.

This searches the websites of over 1,200 institutions across the world that generate public policy research, analysis and activity. These sites are affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, and non-governmental organizations. This site also leads you to other sources for finding policy.

This leads to some useful, high quality sites about education across the world.


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