Accessibility statement

This service is run by the Department for Education (DfE). We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. You should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the service using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the service using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the service text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have an access need.

How accessible this service is

All parts of this service are fully accessible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us:


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Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations').

If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this service’s accessibility

The Department for Education is committed to making this service accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This service is partially compliant with the Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1) AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We plan to fix non-compliance issues by the end of August 2022.

There may be accessibility issues we have not found yet. Contact us if you find any so we can continue to improve the services we provide.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content not within scope of this accessibility statement

Not applicable.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 June 2022.

The service was last tested on 15 June 2022 for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA. Testing was carried out internally by the Department for Education.

We tested the service based on a user’s ability to complete key tasks. All parts of the chosen tasks were tested. Tasks were chosen on a number of factors, including risk assessments and subject matter.

We will have an external accessibility audit carried out by the end of September 2022.