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 secondary school place

    Apply for a state secondary school place through your local council

  2. Apply for a primary school place

    Apply for a state primary school place through your local council

  3. Childcare out of school hours

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

  1. 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

  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. Emergency planning and response
  1. Data protection: privacy notice model documents

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. What maintained schools must publish online

    • Detailed guide
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

  1. Funding boost to improve and expand school buildings

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. Skills Minister highlights new provider access law for schools

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. Data protection changes: letter to the supplier community

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
  4. Secondary school places confirmed for thousands of pupils

    • 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. West Midlands Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  2. South-West England Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  3. South-East England and South London Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  4. North-West London and South-Central England Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  5. North of England Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
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