Free school meals are provided for children whose families are in receipt of social security benefits such as income support or income based job seeker's allowance.
Free school meals
School - travel support
School transport may be provided for pupils from low income families where a child is not eligible for regular free school transport. Eligibility is usually determined according to age of the pupil and/or the distance which the pupil lives from school.
School - clothing grants and vouchers
The award of clothing grants or vouchers, for pupils transferring from primary to secondary school, to assist with the cost of school clothing for families who are on benefits or on low income.
School admissions - appeals
A pupil may appeal for a place at any community school to which they apply and for which they have been refused a place. This could be because the school is oversubscribed (that is there are more pupils applying to go there than there are places available) or, in the case of selective grammar schools, because your child did not achieve the cut-off mark needed. The responsibility for appeals rests with the Local Authority.
School - information and advice
North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for providing information and school contact details of every school in the area.
Nursery school places
Nursery education is offered to children aged four in community maintained nursery classes and schools. This enables children to enjoy playing and learning before they go to school and to acquire the skills which will help them once they start school.
Primary school admissions
Under the Education Act 2002, North Yorkshire County Council will make arrangements to help you decide which school you would prefer your child to go to.
North Yorkshire County Council must provide transport where they consider it necessary to ensure that a child goes to school. If transport is necessary, then it must be provided free of charge. In most cases it is up to North Yorkshire County Council to decide what transport is necessary. Eligibility is usually determined according to age of the pupil and/or the distance which the pupil lives from school.