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Finding a school for your child can be a stressful time, but don't worry, we are on hand to help you in any way we can.

School Types

There are different types of schools available, so if you are interested in your child attending a certain type of school it is worth doing some research. Independent or Private or Public schools – All of these charge a fee and a full list of the schools can be found on The Independent Schools Council website.

Finding a school

Norfolk County Council has a School Finder website to help you find schools in your area.

Your child will be allocated a place in a school near to where you live, so it is important you know where your accommodation will be before applying to a school, and you may want to take this into consideration when finding a place to live. Not all state schools are of the same standard and you should check the school in person before applying. 

If you and your children are staying for more than 6 months, by law they must attend school full time from the age of 5 to 16. Children over the age of 16 and adults can attend further education classes at a college, but a fee must be paid.

Further information

For more information about schools and how you can help your child, the following websites contain a wide range of information, advice and services available to you and your children.

The UK Government website has a huge range of information for parents about schools, childcare, your family and children's development, and much much more.

Norfolk County Council Children's Services A wide range of services and advice to help with childcare, schools, finances, and support.