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Children, families, schools


View all schools in Plymouth. Find out all about them and how to get in touch.

Free childcare in Plymouth

The Government can help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Plymouth school term dates and holidays

View the term dates and holidays for schools in Plymouth.

Travelling to school

As a parent, it's your responsibility to make sure your child gets to and from school, however in some cases your child could be eligible for free school transport.

School meals

If your child attends school or sixth form, and you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to claim free school meals.

Plymouth's Local Offer

The Local Offer explains the support and services that are available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years.

Apply for a school place

Find out how to apply for a Plymouth school place and ensure your child goes to your preferred school.

School attendance and absence

As a parent, you're responsible for registering your child at a school or making other arrangements to provide a suitable education.

Educating your child at home

Your child must receive a full-time education from the age of five but you can choose to educate your child at home.

Moving from children's social care to adult's social care

Until the age of 18, services for children and young people with long-term health conditions are provided by child health and social care services.

Make a complaint about children's social care

If you have any comments about children's social care or suggestions about how the council can make things better we want to hear from you.

Young Carers Support Hub

The homepage for Plymouth's Young Carers with links to useful information and documents.


Adoption is a way of providing the security, permanency and the love of a new family when it is not possible for a child to be raised by his/her birth parents or within the birth family.


We desperately need new carers with safe and stable homes for children and young people in Plymouth who can't live with their birth families.

Skills Launchpad Plymouth - Youth Hubs

Working in city wide partnership, Plymouth City Council has set up 'Skills Launchpad Plymouth' as a new virtual FREE one-stop-shop skills service which aims to help local people stay informed to equip themselves with the skills and confidence that they will need to play a part in the city's future, targeting support for young people through the new Youth Hub.

Education Bulletins

The Education Bulletins contain useful information and updates from Plymouth City Council and they are primarily for school teachers and members of staff.

Family Hubs in Plymouth

Family Hubs are a place for families, parents, carers, and young people in Plymouth to find support and advice. Each Family Hub will provide support for families with children aged 0-19, or up to age 25 for young people with special educational needs.

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