The Department for Education has made extensive preparations for EU exit. This includes publishing comprehensive advice for schools, liaising with school food suppliers; and working closely with Kent County Council and Kent academy trusts, in recognition of the specific issues that might face schools in that part of the country. This is available at:
As part of this, the Department recently wrote to local authorities and academy trusts with additional information and asked them to complete a survey, to help inform our understanding of schools’ readiness.
The Department for Education will be considering the helpful feedback provided by the education sector on preparedness for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. This information will help us to ensure the sector is prepared to leave the EU on 31 October 2019.
Alongside completing this analysis, the Department will consider how best to share the findings from the survey.