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Education (Policy and Official Publications)

The History of Education in England

This site contains a wealth of original source material relating to the development of education in England. This includes full texts of reports, official papers and key legislation.


Hansard provides an edited transcription of what is said in Parliament, covering proceedings in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

The Hansard Corpus

Created as part of The SAMUELS project, the Hansard Corpus contains nearly every speech given in the British Parliament between 1803 and 2005.

You can search by speaker, look for the frequency of a word or phrase over time, and compare search terms by decade, house or party in power. More information is available in the Corpus Overview.

The Cabinet Papers 1915-1988: Education

Published by the National Archives, this open-access resource provides access to documents related to the major education reforms of the twentieth century.