New to the UK: 5-16 year olds

Children using a computerEducation for children aged 5 to 16 years

English law states that every child of compulsory school age is required to receive efficient full-time education suitable to his age, ability and aptitude, and to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.


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About school

Information about choosing a school and what equipment your child will need.

A teacher teachingAt school

Information about the school day and how to help your child in the first few weeks.

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After school

Advice to help your child stay safe and healthy after school.

Would you like to know more?

If you would like more help or information about schools in York, please contact Catherine Hemmings, Ethnic Minority Support Service team leader. Telephone: 01904 554329. Email: