Coronavirus: Latest information and advice 

12 January 2021

Families reminded to meet the 15 January 2021 national deadline for reception and junior school places for September 2021 entry

Parents and carers are being reminded to submit their applications for a reception or junior school place for their child before the national application deadline on 15 January 2021.

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are due to commence reception in September 2021 whilst children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 will transfer from an infant school to a junior school in September 2021.

11 November 2020

Family Safeguarding Model proven to improve safeguarding outcomes for children and families in Walsall

Walsall Council in conjunction with partner agencies has launched its successful Family Safeguarding model. This strength-based approach supports parents to make positive changes to family life after they have been referred to children’s services and aims to keep families together.

29 October 2020

Celebrating our care leavers

As part of Care Leavers’ Week Walsall Council’s Children’s Services is celebrating some of the achievements of young people in the council’s care and the work that is being undertaken by the Transition and Leaving Care service. National Care Leavers’ Week is a time to showcase and celebrate the successes of care leavers and to inspire them to achieve their full potential.

20 May 2020

Walsall Council writes to all Walsall schools about phased re-opening

The letter, counter-signed by Councillor Chris Towe, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills and Sally Rowe, Director of Children’s Services was sent to schools on 20 May. It explains how Walsall Council has been looking at how the phased re-opening of schools will be achieved and is working with maintained schools and academies to agree a common approach. Schools have been asked to share the letter with parents and carers.

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