Welcome to ACE Education Advice & Training
ACE Education continues the work of The Advisory Centre for Education
For parents and carers ACE provides independent advice and information on state education in England.
For professionals ACE offers a range of high quality training and consultancy services covering education law and guidance.
ACE Advice line is closed Weds 13 Nov 2019 but will open on Thurs 14 Nov 2019 instead. Apologies for any inconvenience. See our Advice pages for details of other organisations who may be able to help.
ACE Volunteer Advisers
ACE is looking to recruit more volunteers to work on its busy telephone advice service giving support to parents and carers on a wide range of education issues. More details can be found on the Vacancies and Volunteering page.
New statutory Exclusions Guidance came into force from Sept 2017. Update yourself on the changes and requirements by booking a place on our Exclusions Seminar or arranging an in-house Tailored Training Session. If you are involved in the exclusion process at school or local authority level or if you work with children and their families who are being excluded our training is right for you.
Spring 2020 Training Seminars
Our next scheduled seminars will take place during March 2020. Topics will include: Admissions & Admission Appeals and Exclusions & Exclusion Reviews. Details of our seminar programmes and a booking form are available on the Training Seminar page.
Parents and carers can speak to one of our trained advisers on the ACE telephone adviceline
Reception and Secondary School places 2019
If you did not get the school place that you wanted for your child we know that this can be an upsetting and worrying time for everyone involved. You can find information in our Advice section explaining what you can do now. If you want to learn more about appealing for a school place you can download a copy of our advice booklet called Appealing for a School.