Education - Telford

Education Information - Telford

Local Authority Education Provision

Local authorities for Service Families’ Accommodation:

Telford and Wrekin Council
Admissions
Primary – 01952 380903
Secondary – 01952 380901
www.telford.gov.uk

Finding a School

In addition to the local authority website information above, there is a ‘schools finder’ facility on the Direct Gov website which allows you to search for schools and playgroups within a specific distance of your location. This provides details of all schools, their websites, Ofsted reports, term dates, transport and provision of special needs. To access this search engine go to http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk

If you require a list of schools and early year’s facilities local to SFA within the area please contact the HIVE.

Entitlements and Applications

Pre-school and Nurseries (Early Years)
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). Free nursery education can take place in nurseries, playgroups, preschools or at their childminders. Some two year olds are also entitled to free childcare if certain criteria are met. www.gov.uk/free-early-education

For more information about free nursery education you can log onto the relevant local authority website or contact the Family Information Service (FIS). www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/findyourfis

Childcare vouchers are available for Serving and MOD Personnel through the MOD Childcare voucher scheme. Please see www.modchildcare.co.uk for more details.

For additional information on afterschool clubs or registered child minders contact the HIVE or access www.childcare.co.uk

Pre-schools and Nurseries

Acorn Childcare Centre
RAF Cosford
01902 377221
www.acornchildcarecentre.webs.com

Little Bodies Day Nursery
JSCS Donnington
01952 672021
www.littlebodies.co.uk

The Bears Den Pre-School Donnington
01902 672506
www.thebearsdenpreschool.co.uk

St. Matthews C.E.(Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre
01952 386260
www.st.matthews.taw.org.uk

Trench Tots Neighbourhood Nursery
01952 270058
TF2 7JR
www.trenchtotsnursery.co.uk

Little Dragons Childcare Centre – St.Georges Primary School
01952 567756
TF2 9LJ
www.littledragonschildcare.co.uk

Busy Bees - Priorslee
01952 201727
TF2 9RS
www.busybees.com

Primary and Secondary State Schools

Applications
Contact the local authority who will advise whether applications for schools outside your local area can be processed through them or whether you should liaise directly with the local authority in your new location. To identify the appropriate local authority in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland log onto http://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

Applications for preferred schools require proof of permanent address. If you have difficulty in providing this a Posting Notice is usually sufficient to support the application.

The official database of schools in England with hyperlinks to schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is available at http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/schoolsfinder . This provides full details of schools and includes primary, secondary, special needs, state and private schools.

Online applications for school places can be made at http://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/applying where a postcode search links to the relevant page on the local authority’s website.

Ofsted reports can be accessed at www.ofsted.gov.uk

Remember to specify that your child is a service dependant as they attract the Service school premium. This is extra funding to the school provided by the Department for Education in respect of children of serving members of the Armed Forces.

MOD Moving School Packs to support children as they relocate are available from your HIVE

Appeals
You will find details of how to make an appeal in the local authority’s admission letter outlining your offer. The letter will also specify a deadline that you must meet if you want to appeal. In some areas, you may be able to submit your appeal online. Full details are available at www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/appealing-a-schools-decision or from the Local Authority.

Community Development Officers (CDOs) at Stations are able to assist service personnel in the appeals process.

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) can also provide practical advice on many educational issues including the appeals process. Tel: 01980 618244

Special Needs
All local authorities have a duty to provide information, advice and support to parents of children with SEN. Most offer access to Independent Parental Supporters (IPSs) who are volunteers trained to provide individual support to parents. To find local Information Advice and Support Services (IASS) in England and Wales log onto www.iassnetwork.org.uk/find-your-iass

You can also contact SSAFA Additional Needs & Disability Adviser - Jane Barnes, Central Office Tel: 0207 463 9234.

If your child has special educational needs you are advised to contact the Children’s Educational Advisory Service (CEAS) to find out about registering your child with them; there are a number of ways in which they may be able to help you. The CEAS provide practical advice on many educational issues including the appeals process. For more information Tel: 01980 618244, Email: enquiries@ceas.uk.com or visit www.gov.uk/childrens-education-advisory-service

Important Dates

  • Application cut off dates for Reception places is the end of January.
  • Application cut off dates for secondary school places is the end of October.
  • For pupils entering Counties which still have grammar schools, the year 6 pupils sit the 11+ exam in September with the results being available in October in time for the application cut off date.

Post 16 Education

After completing secondary school education, post 16 learners have a choice of establishments providing education and training. These include further education, specialist colleges, sixth form colleges and work-based learning providers.

In addition, a range of training providers and colleges deliver apprenticeships and/or ‘Entry to Employment’ programmes for young people not in education, training or employment. https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/find-course

For further information on further education courses, funding and careers help for teenagers log onto www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

For details of additional post 16 education provision, Apprenticeships, Job search, Health and Social care log onto www.careerpilot.org.uk

Primary Schools

St. Matthews C.E.(Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre
TF2 7PZ
01952 386260
www.stmatthewscofe.co.uk
Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Wrockwardine Wood C of E Infant School
TF2 7AH
01952 386860
www.wrockwardinewoodinfant.taw.org.uk
Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Donnington Wood Infants School
TF2 8EP
01952 386640
http://donnington.schooljotter2.com/
Breakfast and Afterschool Club

St.Lukes Catholic Primary School
TF2 7HG
01952 388222
www.stlukescatholicprimary.taw.org.uk
Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Wrockwardine Wood C of E Junior School
TF2 7HG
01952 387880
www.wrockwardinewoodjunior.taw.org.uk
Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Donnington Wood Junior School
TF2 8BH
01952 386660
www.donningtonwoodjunior.taw.org.uk
Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Redhill Primary School
TF2 9GZ
01952 387979
https://redhillschool.taw.org.uk/SitePages/Home.aspx

Secondary Schools

Wrockwardine Wood Arts Acadamy
TF2 6JZ
Catchment School
01952 388300
www.wrockwardinewoodartsacademy.com/home

Sutherland Co-operative Academy
TF2 7JR
01952 387800
www.sutherlandcollege.coop/

Hadley Learning Community Secondary Phase
01952 387000
http://hadleylearningcommunity.org.uk/secondaryphase/

Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College 3DY
01952 386100
www.brj.wrekin.sch.uk/

Special Schools

SEN and Inclusion
Telford & Wrekin Council Civic Offices TF3 4HD
01952 385399

Private Schools

Thomas Telford School
TF3 4NW
01952 200000
www.ttsonline.net

Colleges and 6th Form

Wrockwardine Wood Arts Acadamy
TF2 6JZ
01952 388300
www.wrockwardinewoodartsacademy.com/home

Sutherland Co-operative Academy
TF2 7JR
01952 387800
www.sutherlandcollege.coop/

Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College
TF1 3DY
01952 386100
www.brj.wrekin.sch.uk/

TCAT (Telford College of Arts & Technology - Telford
TF1 2NP
01952 642237
www.tcat.ac.uk

New College Telford
TF1 1NY
01952 641892
www.nct.ac.uk

Adult Education

RAF Cosford Training and Learning Centre – Slessor Block
01902 377460

TCAT (Telford College of Arts & Technology)
Telford TF1 2NP
01952 642237
www.tcat.ac.uk

Telford Community Learning
01952 382181
www.telford.gov.uk/info/1012/libraries/699/community_learning_in_telford

Useful Websites

www.shropshire.gov.uk/schools/
For all information on education and childcare-Families Information Service

www.gov.uk/government/publications/moving-school-packs
PDF downloadable packs for parents and children to help with changing schools

www.serviceschoolsmobilitytoolkit.com
Service Schools mobility toolkit

www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/pastoralcare/a00212882/service-children
Support for Service Children

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone
Information about education in Scotland

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/inspectionandreview
School inspection reports in Scotland

www.learning.wales.gov.uk
Information about education in Wales

www.estyn.gov.uk
School inspection reports in Wales

www.nasen.org.uk/links
the leading organisation in the UK for special needs information linking you to a extensive list of organisations

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