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Kensington and Chelsea libraries newsletters

Please find below the links to the latest K&C libraries newsletters: December 2020 edition November 2020 edition October 2020 edition Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Kensington and Chelsea libraries newsletters

Please find below the links to the latest K&C libraries newsletters: 2021 March February January 2020 December November October Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Kensington and Chelsea local benefits

Please find below information about local benefits and financial help available to Kensington and Chelsea residents: Covid 19: Benefits service RBKC discretionary housing payments Local support payments RBKC benefit calculator Apply for benefits View my benefits information

Learner Support: financial help for over 19s

If you’re aged 19 or over, on a further education course and facing financial hardship, you could get Learner Support. You apply to your learning provider (for example your college) for Learner Support. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money can help…

Mainstream Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. The most common ones are: Community schools, which are sometimes called…

More information for young people - training and employment

Free course for young people to support careers in construction Sir Simon Milton Scholarships Free courses for jobs Colleges and training providers offering free places for level 3 qualifications Octavia Foundation internships and apprenticeships Prince's Trust City Lions - education training employment Useful organisations and…

Post-16 educational options

A list of colleges and educational options can be found in the following link: Click here to access a list of Post-16 Options

Post-16 educational options

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. You must then do one of the following until you’re 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an apprenticeship or…

Primary Schools

Please find below the Kensington and Chelsea primary education guide: Kensington and Chelsea: your choice for primary education guide In addition, you can access a list of local schools in the link below: List of Primary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea

Resources for your child's learning at home

Please have a look at some useful downloable activity sheets  which you can do with your child using items found in the home. You can find more home learning tips and activities for under 5s on: Home learning tips for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers BBC Tiny Happy…

School term and holiday dates

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates. The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below,…

Schools Q&As

On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding schools, from the different type of schools available, to school support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The content sections below contains questions have been submitted by local parents and answered…

Schools, education and learning

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by completing our short survey about your recent experience. From…

Secondary Schools

Please access a 'Starting secondary schools hints and tips guide' in the link below: Kesington and Chelsea: applying for secondary schools guide Also, an additional list of local schools can be accessed through the link below:  List of Secondary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea

Special Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. If your child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), you may have special considerations to take when you choosing school or type of education.…

Traineeships

Please find below information about traineeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: What is a traineeship GOV.UK: Find a traineeship Careers helpline for teenagers National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) careers portal Should you have…

Training and employment

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by…

Transitions during the Early Years

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in your child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips that can help to make this new transition as smooth as possible for your…

University and college hardship funds

You could get extra money from your university or college if you’re experiencing financial hardship. You may be, for example: a student with children, especially single parents a mature student with existing financial commitments from a low-income family disabled a student that was previously in…

Volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to learn new skills or meet new people. Please find below some opportunities available locally: Do it: Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea

A workshop on health and wellbeing

A workshop on health and wellbeing, coping during Covid and preparing for education, employment and training: Identifying what mental health is Coping techniques to support low moods/anxiety Preparing for employment, education or training Who are Targeted Prevention Team (TPT)  team and how they can support…
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