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Find information on how to apply for a school place in Sandwell, school term dates and support and advice for parents and carers on all aspects of education and learning.

Thinking about training or looking for a job? Get more information and advice on local and national services that can help you.

Working in childcare might be a career path to consider. Find out more about how to get in to the childcare sector and the different career choices.

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. Use the toolkit and resources to develop children's speech and language.

Useful advice and information

Going to school in Sandwell

Your child's journey through school and college should be rewarding and successful. As parents and carers it's sometimes hard to know where to find all the information and resources you need. Having lots of information in one place makes it easier to find out about school More…

School Term Dates

School Term dates and holidays Some academies and voluntary aided church schools may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with these schools directly. We strongly recommend that you check exact dates with your school - especially before you book a holiday. School Term Dates More…

School Closures

From time to time schools may have no other option but to close, if heating breaks down, bad weather or public health emergency. School closure updates will be posted on the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as they are announced. Sandwell Council also tweet about Sandwell school More…

Starting school

School is not just a place where your children learn, grow and develop, it's also a place where they have social groups and a sense of routine.  Starting school may lead to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty for children. Changing from a home routine to More…

Education Benefits

Many families in Sandwell could get free school meals but don't claim for them. Find out more about how to apply for free school meals, help with the cost of school uniforms and help with school travel costs. Your child may be able to get More…

Home learning resources

Children don't just learn in the classroom. They are always finding new information,learning new skills,stimulating their imaginations indoors and outdoors. There are lots of free educational resources to help with home schooling and stay at home days.  Parents may also feel they need support to More…

Sandwell Keeps Talking

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. In Sandwell we are working with our Early Years experts to bring together support and resources in Early Language and Communication. Find the information you need either as a parent or as More…

Working in childcare

Working in childcare can be a hugely rewarding career. Whether you are thinking about what to do after leaving school, are already working with children or looking for a change of career you can now gain a recognised qualification in a way that suits you. There are More…

Training and Work

Looking for a job or a qualification? The right skills and the right qualifications will give you the best chance of getting your dream job. There is lots of advice and support available to help you find the right employment or training. Find all the More…