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Applying for a school place: Admissions

Applying for a primary school place for Sep 2022 start If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you can apply  for him/her to join the  Reception Class from September 2022. The online application process us now open to submit…

Bullying at schools

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Kensington and Chelsea: local safeguarding children board/bullying at school 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.

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…

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

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

The education system in the UK is divided into five stages, the early years (which is non-compulsary for children from birth to 5 years old), primary education (5 to 11 years old), secondary education (11-16 years old which is the end of compulsory education), further education,…

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

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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