Schools

School term dates and holidays

Term dates for individual schools and for all districts in Lancashire.

Unavoidable school closures

Check updates on schools that have had to close at short notice.

Find a school

View a map of schools in Lancashire or research a school.

Apply for a school place

How to apply for a school place if you live in Lancashire.

Free school meals and pupil premium

Eligibility and how to apply for free school meals after year 2.

School transport

Apply for free travel to and from school or buy school bus season tickets.

Area Education Offices

Help with admissions, appeals, meals, pupil premium, exclusions, transport, uniform costs and Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Complain about a school

To complain about a school talk to the school and try to resolve the problem with them first (external link to GOV.UK for guidance).

Appeal against an admission decision

The appeals process, forms and guidance.

Exclusions from school

The exclusion process.

Absence from school

Authorised absence, unauthorised absence, truancy sweeps and how to report a child missing education.

Hospital or home teaching if your child is ill

Teaching arrangements when a child is in hospital for long periods or house bound for medical reasons.

School admission policies

View current policies and find out if any changes are proposed for schools and sixth forms in your area.

Help with school clothing costs

Help with the cost of school uniforms (for eligible families only).

Become a school governor

Categories of governor, restrictions and local authority governor application form.

School organisation reviews

Proposals to review school places provision in Lancashire.

Support in schools

Find out what you can do if you think your child might need extra support.