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Services for Children and Young People
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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What's in this section:

Access to pupil records

Applications should be in writing to the governing body of the school as each school is responsible

Chaperone service

Details about the responsibilities of chaperones and how to become licensed as a chaperone

Complaints about schools

How to make a complaint about a school if you feel it has not met the high standards you expect


All children aged five to 16 follow the National Curriculum (children aged three to five in early years education follow the foundation stage which is now part of the National Curriculum)

Elective Home Education

You can educate your child at home but must provide an education suitable for the age, ability, aptitude and any special educational need that the child might require

Education support

We have a number of specialist support teams to help learners with specific needs

Educational visits

Educational visits help young people to understand themselves, make decisions that play to their strengths and therefore seek out options that will best suit their successful development

Governor development

Includes information about being a governor, clerk recruitment information, criminal records bureau, financial management, frequently asked questions, glossary, liaison governors, training and Ofsted

Performance and stage

Any child taking part in performances, including all broadcast performances, child photography or modelling must have a licence issued by us

Plymouth Youth Music Service

Music education service to Plymouth schools and colleges; includes youth music ensembles musical instruments and music tutors

School admissions

Primary, junior, secondary, year 9 and year 10 admissions to KS4 schools eg UTCs, Studio Schools, 11-plus, in year school admissions, sixth form admissions, determined admission arrangements, consultation, maintained nursery school admissions, school admission appeals, fair access and annual report

School closures

Details of school closures will be listed on this page.

School directory

The school directory contains the contact details of all Plymouth maintained and state schools

School finance

Finance information that we need and want to publish

School meals

Food and nutritional standards, free school meals, menus and meal prices, school meals service, training and employment

School organisation

We are the main provider of school places in Plymouth and have a statutory duty to ensure that sufficient school places are available now and in the future

School privacy notice

We use information about children for whom we provide services, to enable us to carry out specific functions for which we are responsible, such as the assessment of any special educational needs the child may have

School supervised medication

There is no legal duty which requires school staff to administer medication. However, head teachers and teachers are expected to use their best endeavours at all times, and particularly in emergencies

School transport

Independent travel training, post 16 transport and frequently asked questions

Term dates

Current term dates for the academic year

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