School admissions

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

Find a school

Research schools in your area or find out specific information about a school.

School transport

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

School term dates and holidays

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

Free school meals

Eligibility and how to apply for free school meals.

Help with school clothing costs

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

Absence from school

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

Exclusions from school

The exclusion process.

Unavoidable school closures

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

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).

Become a school governor

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

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.

Team Around the School and Settings or TASS

A collaborative way of working across services, schools and settings.

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.

Education strategy

Our vision and priorities for education in Lancashire.

School place provision planning

Proposals to review school places provision in Lancashire.