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About our schools and nurseries

Our schools and nurseries

Elective Home Education

Education is compulsory, attending school is not. Although the majority of parents choose to send their children to school, a number of parents choose to educate their children at home. This is called Elective Home Education. There is more guidance about this on the Achieving for Children website

A free place at school

All children in England between the ages of 4 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. Our schools are an important part of our local communities and have earned a reputation for offering high quality education.

Free early education 

Children are also entitled to free early education from the age of 3 and some may be entitled to free childcare and early education from the age of 2. Visit the Achieving for Children website for more information and guidance on early education.

Age ranges

There are a variety of secondary, primary, junior, infant and nursery schools within the borough. These schools cover the following age ranges:

  • 3 to 5 years (nursery schools and nursery classes within infant and primary schools)
  • 4 to 7 years (infant schools)
  • 7 to 11 years (junior schools)
  • 4 to 11 years (primary schools)
  • 11 to 18 years (secondary schools)

Map of schools in the borough 

You can see the map on this page or open it in a new window: Schools map

Last Modified: 14/10/2022 16:40:31