Schools and education

School term dates, school places, early help, free school meals, school transport, courses for adults

School closures

A list of school closures in Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness

School attendance and exclusion

School attendance responsibilities, report a child missing from education, what happens if child is excluded from school and apply for employment and child performance licences.

Early years education and childcare

Find out if your child is eligible for free early years education and childcare, and support and advice for childminders and early year education settings.

Special educational needs (SEND)

The Local Offer is the central information point for families with children and young people aged up 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Virtual school for children in care

The Virtual School team works with schools that cared for children are attending to ensure they reach their full educational potential and go on to succeed in their adult lives.

Courses for adult learning

Adult Learning offers a wide range of courses for people at all levels and interests, both qualification and non qualification, in a broad range of subjects.