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Official Publications: Publications


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This page provides information about the types of publications that you will find in the collection.

'Non-governmental' Publications

'Non-governmental' publications included in the collection feature publications related to the work or to the policies of government that are directly relevant to education. These include codes of practice, statistics and research studies produced by government-related bodies and quangos.

As with Government Publications, the Library collects print copies where possible, and these can be found in the Main, Reference or Official Publications collections. You can also access the online version via UCL Explore or through DERA where it is available.

Types of publications

These were introduced by the Department for Education and its previous incarnations during the years between 1997 and 2011, with the aim of improving the standards in various areas of children's learning. 

We collect these strategies extensively. Click on the links below to see what we have:

National Literacy Strategy.

National Numeracy Strategy.

Primary National Strategy.

Key Stage 3 National Strategy.

Secondary National Strategy.

Early years foundation stage.

This section includes many educational statistics produced by the Department for Education and its predecessors, including the Board of Education and Ministry of Education. 

The resources cover the period from the late 19th century to the early 2000s. Below are some examples:

Statistics of education (vol.1): schools.

Statistics of education (vol. 2): GCE, CSE and school leavers.

Statistics of education (vol. 3): further education.

Statistics of education (vol. 4): teachers.

Statistics of education (vol. 5): finance and awards.

Statistics of education (vol. 6): universities.


We also collect statistics produced by other bodies, such as the University Grants Committee, the Inner London Education Authority and the Higher Education Statistics Agency


We collect annual reports produced by many organisations, including: 

Department for Education.

General Teaching Counci for England (GTCE).

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).

Skills Funding Agency.

Training and Development Agency (TDA).


Annual reports published in recent years are often available only in electronic format and we collect these in DERA