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Starting School

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

Sandwell School Closures Find out about school closures during bad weather School closure updates will be posted on the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as they are announced. Sandwell Council also tweet about Sandwell school closures on Sandwell Council Twitter account. Follow @sandwellcouncil for the latest updates. School Closures More…

Returning to school after lockdown

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. The turmoil of the Covid pandemic has turned your child's world upside down. The uncertainty of lockdowns and More…

Education Benefits

Education Benefits Get information about Free School Meals entitlement, help with the cost of school uniforms and help with school travel costs. Many families in Sandwell could get free school meals but don't claim for them. Your child may be entitled to free school meals 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…

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…