Design System

DfE Frontend

A collection of styles, components and patterns specifically for DfE services, to extend the GOV Design System.

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Standards and guidance

Design Standard

Find out about the work we're doing to create a design standard for DfE products and services.


Design plays a key role in ensuring services are usable and accessible by everyone who needs to use them.


How the DesignOps team support teams across the department with standards, good practice and building common tools.

Profession and community


Find out more about our design professions of content, interaction and service design.

Community of Practice

The community of practice delivers change through working group, skills development and enabled collaboration.

What it's like working in digital

We're not just designers in one part of government, we're part of the larger Government Digital & Data profession.

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Our work

Read more about our work

Family hubs digital project

A cross-government project to improve outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people, and families.

Vulnerable Children and Families Team

Education health and care plan digital project

The Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) digital project aims to support local authorities to improve outcomes for children and young people with EHC plans.

Vulnerable Children and Families Team

Design priorities

Read more about our design priorities

Build capability across the department

People, recruitment, and capability based pay.

Raise standards across all DfE services

Developing accessibility and design standards, and frameworks.

Increase productivity across delivery teams 

Components, patterns, and the DfE design system and DfE frontend.