Starting school is a major transition in life, whether it is that very first start in Reception, the transition from Primary to Secondary or from Secondary to Post 16 education, training and beyond.

In the early days it is your parents, carers and other adults who are most involved in your education but as you get older you will want to be more involved and have more say in what happens.

Check out the following web pages for educational information and support in Warwickshire and online.

Services in Warwickshire

  • Education, learning and careers - This is the main link for all Warwickshire County Council’s school related information, such as finding a school, admissions and appeals, school meals, closures, term and holiday dates, transport, attendance and financial support.
  • Post 16 and college education - Here you will find Warwickshire County Council’s information about different options after you leave school. Included is information on employment, apprenticeships, staying in learning and support for you if you are not in education, employment or training.
  • Careers support - Warwickshire’s all age careers information pages. Sections for young people aged 11-18, adults aged 19 and over plus parents and carers.
  • College and apprenticeship providers - Find local colleges and training providers.
  • Post 16 education and training for those with SEND - Help you find information specifically related to your needs.
  • Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service - This service is provided by Compass. It is confidential and freely available to all children and young people from ages 5-19 (and up to 25 years old for people with special educational needs) and their families and carers.
  • Warwickshire Music Hub - Whatever sort of music you enjoy there is an opportunity to make music with Warwickshire music hub.
  • Chat Health - If you are aged 11-19 you can text a school nurse from Compass in confidence for any worries or concerns you might have around your health, including:
    • Sexual health
    • Emotional health
    • Bullying
    • Healthy eating
    • Sleep

Text 07507 331 525 any time. You will receive a reply in working hours which are between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Online Resources

  • UCAS Further Education - Information on post 16 qualifications and options, career ideas, apprenticeships and traineeships, and finance and support. There is also a section under alternatives to university which offers advice on internships and gap years.
  • The Student Room - An online student community with forums, information around GCSEs, A levels, grades, applying to university, careers and jobs, relationships and health and student finance.
  • Student Minds - The UK’s student mental health charity for university students.
  • Propel - This website is for young care leavers who are considering higher education.
  • FutureLearn - Learn new skills with a flexible online course for free. Study flexibly and build up your academic or professional accreditation. Courses range from business and IT through to language, law, nature and creative arts.
  • Zone In for students aged 13+ - This is a great resource for boosting your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It has articles on planning a presentation, writing a good CV or LinkedIn profile, speaking on the phone and lots more.