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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…

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…

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…

Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark

The Sandwell Well-being charter is a school's opportunity to commit to improving the mental health and well-being of everyone connected with the school.  The Charter Mark consists of three elements The Charter Mark School Audit The Healthy Mind, Happy Me Curriculum The Pupil Well-being Survey…

Sex and relationships

It’s natural for kids to want to know more about sex and relationships. Younger children start asking about sex and the changes that happen during puberty. Older teenagers will start dating and become sexually active. Parents can feel unsure how to talk about sex and…

The Care Act 2014

This advice and guidance is concerned with the Care Act 2014 and how if affects you if you are receiving services from Adult Social Care.

Teenage Pregnancy

Being pregnant and having a baby as a teenager can be a scary, confusing and complicated. Knowing where to get help and who to turn to for support is important.  What financial help can I get? What will happen at school?   Parents also need  advice…

12 to 23 months

From 12 months onwards, children start to explore and try out new things. They begin to move around the room independently and enjoy playing with toys by themselves for a short time. They are also communicating and developing their language skills. You can help your…

6-12 months

Leading health experts around the world agree the first 1001 days of a child’s development influence a child’s future more than any other time in their life. From 6 to 12 months, your baby will be developing quickly, babbling, gesturing and recognising some words. They…

2-3 years

Your child will do a lot of their development at this age. They become busy little people, running, walking up stairs, using their imagination when playing and will follow simple instructions like "bath time". The time between 2-3 years old is often known as the…