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Schools and learning


All pupils entering Reception class in Swansea this September 2022 will be offered free school meals. Swansea Council is working closely with schools to extend the offer to other year groups as soon as possible as we work towards implementing the Welsh Government's commitment for every primary school pupil to receive a free school meal by 2024.

Families of children entering Reception do not need to apply for the school meal offer as they will be automatically enrolled at their school. However, families on low income may be eligible for other benefits such as school uniform and money off school trips. In order to assess eligibility for this, an application for free school meals can be made here.

Parents who are confirmed eligible for free school meals still need to apply separately for the school uniform grant.

Further information can also be found on the help with school costs webpage.

Term dates and closures

Details of all our school holidays, term dates, INSET and closure days.

School contact details

Details of all our Swansea schools.

School admissions

Information about initial placement, parental preference, transfer requests and applying for a school place.

School attendance and welfare

Information about attendance and child welfare, including child employment.

School transport, meals and uniforms

Useful information including school meal menus, applying for a spare bus seat and how to apply for a school uniform grant.

Elective home education

The aim of Swansea Council is to provide guidance for parents who are considering or have decided to Elective Home Educate (EHE) their children.

School governors

Becoming a school governor is one of the most important ways in which you can help your local school.


Information on Flying Start and nursery places in Swansea.

Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

For young people with Additional Learning Needs in Swansea.

Student finance

Student Finance Wales now processes all applications.

Adult education - Lifelong Learning

Course fees remain low at £10 per 10 week term. Enrolment is not guaranteed until payment has been received.

Welsh-medium Education in Swansea

Welsh-medium education has many advantages. Research shows that it is by far the best way to get children to be bilingual in both English and Welsh.

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education - SACRE

All local authorities are required to constitute a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, known as a SACRE, within their local area.

Privacy notice: Information held on pupils

What the school, local authority and Welsh Government does with information it holds on pupils.

Schools and learning plans and policies

Plans, policies and strategies relating to education services and how they are run.

Educational grants

These grants are available for further education.
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