Schools, learning and early years

Find a school

Find a school by its type or name using our school finder.

School admissions

Primary and secondary school admissions, and how to appeal if you don't get the school of your choice.

School term and holiday dates

Find out our planned school term dates.

School closures

Find out if any schools in Bristol are closed today.

Early years and childcare

Find out about free early education, and other types of childcare.

Attendance, welfare and support

How to get help for your child or a child in care, and make sure they're getting the right education and support.

Education outside school

Find out about home educating and what teaching is available for seriously ill children and those with challenging behaviour.

Free school meals and travel

Find out who is eligible for free school meals or free travel to school.

Options for education and training after 16

Find out where and how you can study or train after 16

Adult courses and learning

Choose from a huge range of day and evening courses, including languages, arts, crafts, computer skills and practical skills like cookery and gardening.

Youth, play, and Bristol Youth Links

Services for children and young people aged 8 to 19 (and up to 24 for those with learning difficulties).

Children in care education

Find out how children and young people in care can get extra support at school.

School governors

Find out how to become a governor, and get guidance and training if you’re already a governor.

What the council spends on schools

Find out exactly what it costs us to run Bristol’s schools and early years education.

Resources for professionals

Information for people working in education.

Complain about a school

Find out how to complain about a school or its Headteacher or Principal.