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Children and education

Learn about schools in Westminster.

Family Information Service

A free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people.

Find a school in Westminster

Information about primary, secondary, independent and special needs schools in Westminster and across England.

Safeguarding children

Protecting children from abuse and neglect, and creating an environment where they feel safe and healthy.

City Lions

Exclusive access to Westminster’s most inspiring cultural organisations for 13 to 16 year olds.

School attendance

Information about lateness, part-time work, sickness and absence.

School admissions

Find out how to apply for primary and secondary school places.

Childcare and nurseries

Information about our Early Years services.

Special educational and additional needs

How we support our schools to provide mainstream education to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Support for private foster carers

If you think you are in a private fostering arrangement you must tell us.

Becoming a childcare provider

Information on how to become an Ofsted registered childminder or nanny. Find out about the next home based childcare sessions.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Find out how to start your teaching career in Westminster.

Childcare careers and courses

Information if you are Interested in working with children and are not sure where to start.

Grandparents as childminders

Support for parents choosing grandparents as caregivers.

How to become a school governor

Find out about becoming a school governor

How our children's service uses information

Find out how we use information about children and young people to carry out specific functions for which we are responsible.  

Change4Life Westminster

Tips and ideas to help families and children make healthier changes

Schools Forum

A compilation of documents from City of Westminster Schools Forum.

Westminster Youth Connected

For Westminster's children and young people

Bessborough Family Hub in south Westminster

Opening times and venue information.

School term and holiday dates

The recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools in Westminster.

Free broadband to help home schooling

You may be eligible to receive free broadband to help with home schooling

Free school meals

Find out more about free school meals and how to apply.

Parenting groups and courses

We run a number of free courses and groups to support parents in a range of venues across Westminster.

The Prevent parenting programme

Parents from vulnerable families can improve their awareness of the threats faced by the children and their parenting skills.

Digital Futures – tackling digital exclusion

Find out how to donate laptops to help children and young people access education during the pandemic