Advisory Centre for Education, 22, Highbury Grove, London, England, N5 2EA Tel: 020 7354 8318 Advice on all aspects of education.
Association for Science Education Information for anyone interested in science education.
Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide, Clough End House, Clough End Road, Haslingdon, Rossendale, Lancashire, England, BB4 5AN Tel: 01706 214 449 Help with problems related to suicide.
Association for University and College Counselling, England. Tel: 01788 550 899 Help with problems.
British Council 10, Spring Gardens, London England SW1A 2BN Tel: 020 7930 8466 Information on services provided throughout the world.
The British Dyslexia Association, 98, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, England, RG1 5AU Tel: 01734 668271 Advice on all aspects of dyslexia.
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency Information about the government's stratagy in information and technology (ICT) for schools.
Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC), Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB3 0AX Tel: 01223 460277 Advice on careers.
Child Death Helpline, England, Tel: Freephone 0800 282 986 Advice on a child's death.
Childline 2nd Floor, Royal Mail Building, Studd Street, London, N1 Tel: 020 7239 1000 Tel: 0800 1111 (helpline)
DirectGov Straight through to public services
City and Guilds of London Institute, 76, Portland Place, London, England, W1N 4AA Tel: 020 7278 2468 Advice on City and Guilds courses and examinations.
The Educational Counselling and Credit Transfer Information Service, PO Box 88, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, England, MK7 6DB Tel: 01908 368921 Information about further education courses and entry requirements.
Gifted Children Information Centre, Hampton Grange, 2, Hampton Lane, Solihull, England, B91 2QJ Tel: 0121 705 4547 Advice centre concerning gifted children.
Government Information Service London
Grant -Maintained Schools Trust, Wesley Court, 4a, Priory Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, HP13 6SE Tel: 01494 474470 Information on Grant Maintained schools.
Independent Schools Information Service (ISIS), 56, Buckingham Gate, London, England, SW1E 6AG Tel: 020 7630 8793 Information about Independent schools.
Learndirect, Tel: 0800 100 900 advice on careers and corses.
Learning Help Line North Yorkshire TAP, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Tel: 0800 515547 North Yorkshire or 0113 2433008 National. Free information and advice about learning opportunities and possible funding sources for people in York and North Yorkshire.
Mensa, Forum for interlectual exchange
Message Home, London Tel: Freephone 0500 700 740 Help for children who leave home.
Midland Examining Group (MEG), Robin Wood Road, Apsley, Nottingham, England, NG8 3NR GCSE examination groups.
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, Northants, England, NN2 7AL Tel: 01908 673677 Information on gifted children.
National Association for Managers of Student Services in Colleges Information on student services.
National Association of Special Educational Needs, York House, Exhall Grange, Wheelwright Lane, Coventry, Warks, England, CV7 9HP Information on special needs.
National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries (Play Matters), 68 Churchway, London, England, NW1 1LT Tel: 020 7387 9592 Fax: 020 7383 2714 Member groups serve families nationwide.
National Confederation of Parent/Teacher Associations, 2, Ebbsfleet Industrial Estate, Stonebridge Road, Gravesend, Kent, England, DA11 9DZ Tel: 01474 560618 Information on parent/teacher associations.
National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ), 222, Euston Road, London, England, NW1 2BZ Tel: 020 7387 9898 Information on NCVQÍs.
National Organisation for Adult Learning (NIACE) Tel: 0116 204 4200
Northern Examining and Assessment Board (NEAB), 12, Harker Street, Manchester, England M1 6HL GCSE examination group
Northern Ireland Schools Examination Council (NISEC), Beechill House, Beechill Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT8 4RS GCSE examination group.
Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) Alexandra House, 33, Kingsway, London, England, WC2B 6SE Tel: 020 7421 6800 Office of chief inspector of schools in England.
Open University, PO Box 7, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Bucks, England, MK7 6AA Tel: 01908 274066 Information on Open University courses.
Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 8, John Adam Street, London, England, WC2N 6EZ Tel: 020 7930 5115 Information on vocational courses.
Samaritons, England, Tel: National 0345 909 090 Help.
Training and Development Agency for Schools Information on in-service training and professional development provision for teachers and managers.
Southern Examining Group (SEG), Stag Hill House, Guildford, Surrey, England, GU2 5XJ GCSE examining group.
Scottish Examination Board, Ironmills Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, EH22 1LE Tel: 0131 663 6601 GCSE examination group.
Scottish Office Education Department, New St. Andrew's House, St. James's Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3SY Tel: 0131 556 8400 Information on education in Scotland.
Scottish Council on the Curriculum, Gardyne Road, Dundee, Scotland, DD5 1NY Tel: 01382 455053 Information on the Scottish Curriculum.
Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC), Hanover House, 24, Douglas Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 7NG Tel: 0141 248 7900 Information on vocational courses.
Teacher Training Agency (TDA) PO Box 3210, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3WA. Tel: 01245 454454 Fax: 01245 261668 Email: email@example.com Information on training to become a teacher.
The Board of Continuing Education provides a variety of courses open to everyone over the age of 18. For further information telephone 01954 210636.
Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), Fulton House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucs, England, GL50 3SF Tel: 01242 227788 The official A-level search engine site that gives the names of universities and colleges with course places still available. Enquires Tel: 01242 227788. Applications Tel: 01242 222444. Social Work (SWAS) Tel: 01242 544600. Teacher Training (GTTR) Tel: 01242 544788. Nursing (NMAS) Tel: 01242 544949. Helpline Clearing 1997 Tel: 0800 101 901 Clearing 1997 BBC2 CeeFax page 700
University for Industry Tel: 0800 262630 Information on university courses for people in industry.
University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC), Stewart House, 32, Russell Square, London, England, WC1B 5DN GCSE examination group.
Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC), 245, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 2YX GCSE examining group.