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School closures

In an emergency, schools and early years centres may have to close suddenly. Find out if your child's school is closed The school closure list will be updated as soon as we have been notified of an emergency closure.

Raising the participation age (RPA)

In the 2013/14 academic year, the Government changed the law so that all young people are required to continue in education or training until: the end of the academic year in which they turn 17; and this rises to their 18th birthday from summer 2015. The information here…

Apply for a school place

To apply for a school place, change an existing school place, find your catchment area or see the school admissions policies please see the Southampton City Council School Admissions information.

School term dates

Term and holiday dates for Southampton maintained and voluntary controlled schools are available from the school term dates page. Other schools may set their own dates.  

Free School Meals

All children in YR, Y1 and Y2 are eligible for a free school meal. Children in other year groups may also be eligible for free school meals if you receive certain benefits. The criteria for free meals are listed on the City Council website which…


If you would prefer not to study full-time but want to earn and train at the same time, then think about work-based learning. This gives you the chance to gain a qualification whilst working. What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the…

Local Autism Support

There are many organisations/groups in Southampton/Hampshire that can offer support and advice to families with children, young people and adults with Autism.  Please find information about these organisations/groups in the drop down menu -  Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight have funded a…

Public Health Nursing Service (School Nursing)

Our aim is to support every child's health throughout their time at school and college.  We work with children, young people, families and other organisations. Our priority is to support the health and wellbeing of children in Southampton by promoting good health. We work with…

SACRE Advice for schools and community groups

Southampton’s SACRE (PDF 655KB) (Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education) advice has been updated - this document aims to provide advice for schools and community groups to be used alongside their own policies, and in partnership with their families and local communities.

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