Accessibility statement


Last updated

From: Education and Skills Funding Agency

Using this website

This website is run by the Department for Education (DfE).

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 

Compatibility with tools

The service is designed to be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:

  • NVDA
  • VoiceOver

The site is also designed to be compatible with:

  • basic screen magnifiers
  • speech recognition software
  • operating system speech packages

How accessible this website is

This website:

  • responds to standard voice commands and is easy to navigate around
  • has information laid out in a structured way

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact us via the Customer Help Portal and we will review your request.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact us via

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations.

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The ESFA and DFE is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard .

How we tested this website

At the time of testing, these were ESFA and DfE’s supported versions of accessibility software.

Testing methodology and browser compatibility

Testing methodology

Consideration was given to usability, neurodiversity and testing was done using SortSite technology. 

Browser compatibility

The browser used was IE11 as this is standard in the ESFA, DfE and its agencies. 

Compatibility and usability cannot be guaranteed for people who access the system outside of the Department for Education network as it is impossible to test for every browser, operating system and accessibility software package.

Guidance on help and upgrading your browser has been published by GOV.UK.

We concluded that the site was consistent with the WCAG 2.1 AA standards .

Ongoing development

We plan to provide new functionality to this service and as part of its development we will review its accessibility. 

We will also continuously review the accessibility and update this statement when necessary.

The statement will be reviewed at least once a year from its publication date.

This statement was prepared on 7th July 2020.