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Term and holiday dates

Dates for your diary.


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Find a school or college

Contact details for all local nurseries, schools and colleges.


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Apply or appeal a schoolplace

Apply for school places, appeal a decision, find out about admission policies, bus passes and moving schools.


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Sure Start children's centres

Easy access to a range of childcare services.


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School closures

How you can keep up-to-date with school closures.


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Childcare

Information on choosing childcare and what help is available.


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Apply for school or college travel expenses

Find out what assistance is available for children and young people travelling to school or college


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Apply for free school meals

School pupils aged between 4-19 may be able to get free school meals.


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Special educational needs

How we assess special educational needs, placement in mainstream schools, help with costs and more.


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Healthy eating at school

Read about nutritional standards in school and sample lunch menus.


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Become a school governor

Find out about the roles and responsibilities of a school governor and make an application.


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Truancy

Truancy and the law and what to do if you think your child is truanting.


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Work experience placements

Benefits of undertaking work experience and how to go about arranging it.


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Work permits for children

Download and complete the relevant application form for a child intending to work.  


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Children and young people's activities

Young people's activities and extra-curricular activities that can help your child develop.


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Home schooling

Details of who can educate their child at home and how to go about getting permission.


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Training and courses

Options include apprenticeships, training for unemployed adults, free IT training, business training and evening classes.


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Virtual School for cared for children

The virtual school aims to decrease the educational gap between cared for children and other children


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