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Education, learning and skills

A complete list of schools in Westminster can be found here. Drawn by (left to right) Halima aged 8, Hassan aged 8, and Toyobaa aged 7The best school or educational setting for your child depends on their needs. This section of our Local Offer explains…

Funding equipment in schools for pupils with SEND

In general, it is the responsibility of the school and education setting to fund equipment that supports the needs of children or young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who attend.  However, the Local Authority understands that it is not always reasonable to…

Further education funding for young people with special educational needs and disabilities

There are a range of different funding arrangements made available to further education providers to help meet the needs of young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). How this funding is provided can depend on the type of educational provider, the age of…

Get Ahead Project

Get ahead Project (Part of the London ESF Youth Programme). Work = Pay If you are aged 16 - 24 years, not in education, employment or training and have a learning disability and/or difficulty, we could help you to 'Get ahead'. Available in Central and South London…

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

Independent special institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of enabling the institution to be the subject of a request for it…

Launch of the Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Service

Following the consultation and a successful recruitment process earlier this year, we are pleased to confirm that a Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Support Service is now led by Westminster Training and Outreach Service. The service will deliver specialist visual and hearing impairment support services to children…

Out-of-borough schools

The borough has some of the highest performing maintained schools in the country. The outcomes for pupils with SEND are better here than the national average.  The Ofsted ratings of our local schools mean that families are assured of a school that is rated good…

School dates and holidays

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates. The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below,…