Nearly half of our whole council budget is spent on
running our education system within North Somerset.
We have a statutory duty to provide every child with an
education and our services cover:
independent from local authority control, they are directly funded
by central government.
Our Admissions team manage allocations for first
admissions, in year changes and the transfer of pupils between
schools in North Somerset. To find out more see our
School holiday and term dates
Our school holiday and
term dates for schools across North Somerset are
School closure list and emergency closures
Our School closure list (pdf) is available for
download. This shows the days our schools
have decided to close for inset days.
In times of disruption from normal, our
Closures page will inform you the status of
meals are an important part of the school day. 60 out of
our 74 schools make home cooked food on site, cooked on the day,
for the day.
Any child attending a North Somerset school whose parents
or carers are on certain benefits could be entitled to
receive free meal at school to find out more please see our
school meals page.
We provide support for governors, governing bodies, schools and
senior school managers.
Home to School Transport
The School Admissions and Transport Team are responsible
for the transport between home and school for about 3000
eligible pupils and 200 fare-paying pupils who travel on more than
To see if your child is entitled see our
to School Transport pages.
service supports schools with the musical experiences they
deliver and provides young people with a range of opportunities and
tuition, which is affordable as well as being of a very high
For pupils who attend local authority maintained schools the
complaints policy guidance is available to download.
For pupils who attend Academies and Further Education colleges
the Education Funding Agency have produced
the Procedure for dealing with complaints about
Strategic schools forum
Forum is a statutory body which must be consulted on a wide
range of issues. These include schools and early years funding
formula, contracts for supplies and services as well as
arrangements for special educational needs, the use of pupil
referral units and education other than at school.
Other schools and colleges
Within this area there are also a number of
Schools and Local
We also provide a huge range of other schools
We are also broadening our influence through our Extended
Schools programme which provides activities and services to help
meet the needs of pupils, families and the wider community.