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30 Hours Free Childcare Campaign

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families.  Hear more from families who have benefited from 30 hours here: Family Case Studies Want to find out…

Activities and Resources to support your child learning at home

Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will add to each week with interesting things you can do with your child using items found in the home. Home learning tips for babies, toddlers…

Applying for a school place: Admissions

The School Admissions Team offers advice and assistance to parents, carers and schools, about all aspects of school admissions. The team coordinates admissions to reception classes of  primary schools and the transfer to secondary school admissions process as part of the Pan London Coordinated Admission…

Breakfast and after school clubs

Note: Please note that breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at all at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the school or provider directly for more information. Breakfast clubs These provide…

Breakfast, after school and holiday clubs and playschemes autumn 2020

Please find further details in the following link: Breakfast, after school and holiday clubs autumn 2020

Bullying at schools

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Kensington and Chelsea: local safeguarding children booard/bullying Gov.uk/bullying at school Bullying.co.uk/what parents need to know about bullying at schools and academies Childline/types of bullying Anti bullying: guidance for schools

Choosing School or type of education

There are several types of schools and formal education could also take place at your home. You you may decide what is the best educational option for your child depending on your particular preference or particular circumstances. Have a look at the options below if you are trying to…

Concerns about a school: Complaints

In this section it will be explained what to do if things are not going well at school and if you have concerns. This page is currently being developed and more information will be available very soon.

Family Information Service website updates: COVID-19

We have created this page on the Kensington & Chelsea Family Information Service to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will…

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Note: Please note that breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at all at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the school or provider directly for more information. These can offer a…

Home learning packs and activities:

Please find useful resources through the link below brought to you by KIDS: Classroom Secrets. Additional resources are also available on: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ (please note that there might be a charge for other activities and packs available on this site)

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

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…

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 to support learning at home

School age children Summary of learning at home resources for your child Indoor activity pack for 5 - 11 year olds KIDS: Classroom Secrets - Learning packs and activities BBC Bitesize daily lessons for 3 – 18 year olds Learning at home and cultural activities…

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.…

Transition Workshops

Kidscape's RISE Y6>>Y7 Transition workshops will be taking place over Zoom on the following dates: Wednesday 29th July 10:00-11:30 Monday 3rd August 11:00-12:30 Thursday 13th August 14:00-15:30 Tuesday 18th August 10:00-11:30 Wednesday 26th August 14:00-15:30 Tuesday 1st September 10:00-11:30 RISE focuses on building children's resilience and…

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…
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