School and national curriculum information for home educators

Advice and support for parents of children in State Schools

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

ACE is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues.

  • Postal address: 36 Nicholay Road, London N19 3EZ
  • General Advice Line: 0300 0115 142 (Mon - Fri 10am -5pm)
  • Website:

Information about the National Curriculum and Assessment

The Standards and Testing Agency

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA), an executive agency of the Department for Education, is now responsible for the development and delivery of all statutory assessments from early years to the end of Key Stage 3. This work was previously carried out by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, which ceased its final remaining functions in March 2012.

  • Postal address: Standards and Testing Agency Department for Education 53-55 Butts Road Earlsdon Park Coventry CV1 3BH
  • Enquiry line: 0370 000 2288
  • National curriculum assessments helpline: 0300 303 3013 (Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm)
  • Website:
  • Testing and assessment website:

National Curriculum

Part of the Department of Education website, The School Curriculum includes links to the 2014 National Curriculum, Primary and Secondary National Curriculums and related information.