Children, family and education

Schools and education

Free school meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents receive certain benefits, and information can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Home schooling

Parents are responsible for ensuring their children receive a suitable education for his or her age, ability and aptitude, whether that is through schools or an education based at home. You can find more information on home schooling at the North Yorkshire County Council website.

School complaints procedure

The North Yorkshire County Council website has advice for suitable procedures when dealing with formal complaints about schools or teachers.

School terms and holiday dates

A comprehensive calendar for terms and holidays for schools in the district can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Special educational needs and disabilities 

Find information and support about the education, health, care, transport and transitioning into adult life for children and young people with special educational needs at the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Day nurseries and pre-school playgrounds

A range of early years providers offer full and part-time care for children under five. Some also offer out-of-school care for older children, and more information can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website. 

Youth drop-in activities

There are many activities and opportunities available to young people, the majority of these are covered on the North Yorkshire Youth website.