Your education options

Classmates gather together ahead of lessonsCare to Learn

If you’re studying and aged under 20 at the start of your course, Care to Learn can help pay for your childcare costs while you’re learning.


Taking exams can be a stressful time, so cram up on our tips to make it go as smoothly as possible. What to do before an exam, life after exams, and who to talk to for help.


If you seriously break the rules, the school may have no option but to exclude you. This can be for a fixed period of time, or permanent. Find out what your rights are if this happens to you.

Gap years

Taking a gap year between school or college and higher education or a job can offer you an exciting and challenging opportunity either in the UK or overseas. Here are some useful links to organisations that can tell you more.

Homework and coursework help

Where to find study support in the borough, useful websites and top tips for keeping control of your homework.

Into University

There is a centre in North Kensington which will help you with your studies - whether that’s revision for exams, coursework or university entrance.  You may also find advice and guidance on choosing the best university for you.

Leaving school

Find out about leaving school; what the law says, and what you can do afterwards, from further education at college or sixth form to apprenticeships and starting work.


Truancy, playing truant, bunking off - it all means taking time off school without permission. Find out what the law is and what can happen to you (and your parents) if you bunk off - and who you can talk to.

Virtual School for LAC

The Virtual School gives educational support to all children in the care of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It supports Looked After Children to reach their full potential and can provide children with one-to-one study support.

Work Related Learning

Work Related Learning gives you the chance to learn and practice the skills you'll need in the workplace while you're still at school.