Schools and education

School term dates, school places, early help, free school meals, school transport, courses for adults

School closures

A list of school closures in Westmorland and Furness and Cumberland

Free school meals and clothing vouchers

When your child or children can claim free school meals and school clothing vouchers, apply for free school meals, what happens in holidays, how to add another child, report a change of address or circumstances and if you're subject to immigration control.

Information for schools

Youth Offending Service, early career framework for teachers, Public Health 5-19, school finance, school organisation

Learning Improvement Service

The Learning Improvement Service is a team of officers who specialise in early years, primary, secondary, and post 16 education, the virtual school and support for school governance.

Help paying for childcare

How to find out if you can get help with your childcare costs and where the childcare is in your area.