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Children and Families

Education & Learning

This section contains information on schools and education related services available to you. Further information can also be found below.

School admissions

Whether you are applying for a primary school or secondary school, the following links will guide you on how and when to apply.

See our directory for contact details of all schools.

Families Information Service also provide support sessions when applications for primary and secondary schools are open. Usually during October and January.

Further information and dates that will be available will appear here when confirmed.

Help with school costs

There is different financial support available throughout your child's school life. These include free shcool meals, school clothing grants and school journey grants.

Eligibilty for these grants depends on your families circumstances.

Please see our student and pupil benefits webpage for more information.

Private tutoring

Parents may consider employing a private tutor for a variety of reasons, to assist children with school work, to help them with a particular subject or skill, to help improve exam grades, learn a musical instrument or to study religious texts and ideas.

Tutor information within this directory will either be:

  • Local tutors – some of these may have chosen to register with Ofsted on the Voluntary Register although there is no mandatory requirement to do so.
  • National Tutor agencies – these are where the agencies may have interviewed tutors and checked they are suitable to work with children or perhaps charge a fee for tutors to advertise on their site.

It is important to note that there is no list of 'approved tutors' that is held by the local council or within this directory.  We are unable to verify whether any tutor service is suitable for you to use.