Running and managing a school

Governance, school admissions, premises, data collection and censuses, complaints, uniforms, setting up or changing a school's status.

Services

  1. Apply for a primary school place

    Apply for a state primary school place through your local council

  2. Apply for a secondary school place

    Apply for a state secondary school place through your local council

  3. Find before and after school and holiday clubs

    Ask your council about before and after school clubs and holiday play schemes run by a school, private or voluntary organisation

  1. Childcare out of school hours

    Childcare for your children before and after school - after-school clubs, breakfast clubs, homework clubs, childminders

  2. Become a school or college governor

    Register your application to be a school or college governor - you can help decide how a local school or college is run

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Schools admissions

    Get a place for your child at a primary or secondary school - applications, deadlines, admission criteria, appeals and complaints

  2. Complain about a school or childminder

    Complain about a school or childminder - complaints process, when to complain to the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency or Ofsted

  3. Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006
  1. School to school service: how to transfer information

    • Detailed guide
    • Department for Education
  2. What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online

    • Detailed guide
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 20 June 2018

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  2. Interim National Schools Commissioner appointed

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. Damian Hinds speech at National Governance Association conference

    • Department for Education
    • Speech
  4. Education Secretary issues call to arms for school governors

    • Department for Education
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Staffing and employment advice for schools
  2. Schools that work for everyone
  1. Increasing flexible working in schools

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Sharing support staff across schools in a multi-academy trust

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
  3. School lights up efficiency savings with capital investment

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Case study
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Transparency

  1. Free schools: open schools and successful applications

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  2. New school proposals

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  3. National pupil projections: July 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  4. Glastonbury Thorn School

    • Office of the Schools Adjudicator
    • Decision
  5. West Midlands Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
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