School term dates and holidays

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

School admissions

How to apply for a school place if you live in Lancashire and other school admissions information.

Unavoidable school closures

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

Find a school

Research schools.

Become a school governor

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

Free school meals

Eligibility and how to apply for free school meals.

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 school 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.

School attendance - pay an education penalty notice

Pay your penalty notice, information for parents/carers about penalty notices.

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.

Help with school clothing costs

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

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.

Could you be a school governor? 

If you have an interest in education, schools and young people, apply to be a governor at a Lancashire school and make a real difference.