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This section of the website is primarily for children and young people, and their carers to find out about education and schools in the city.  You can also find out about adult and community learning opportunities.

For information on adoption, fostering and health and social care services that we provide for children, young people and their families, please see our children's social care pages.

Some of our most popular pages are linked below, otherwise please use the left hand menu to navigate through our pages.

If you are looking for information on teaching in our schools please visit the Teach Southampton section.

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Latest News in Learning

image of child at school Apply for a school place

The online application system for year R, 3 and 7 school places opened on 8 September. Find out more about how to apply and when you can expect to hear about your school place offer.

Schools for the future School closures

During an emergency schools may be forced to close, for example because of heavy snow or utilities failure. Any school closures will be listed here.

Image of school children working Springwell School expansion consultation - Closed 30 June

The Local Authority consulted on proposals to expand Springwell school. Responses were accepted until Monday 30 June. The proposals were approved by Cabinet on 15 July.

Schools for the future School term dates 2015-16

The school term and holiday dates for 2015-16 have now been agreed. You can download them and the dates for the next academic year here.

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