Schools and education

Our aim is to provide children and young people of the borough with education and learning opportunities. We also support parents and carers when it comes to schooling.

School meals

Information and guidance on entitlement and criteria

Local Offer website

Support for local children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0 - 25 and their families

Music lessons

Lessons for children and young people to learn to play a musical instrument or sing

School attendance

Attendance guidance including unauthorised absence and discretionary leave

School holidays

Standard school terms and holiday patterns for community and controlled schools

School lists

Lists of nursery, primary, secondary and special schools within Blackburn with Darwen

Services for schools

How to access the range of services and courses on offer from Blackburn with Darwen

Virtual School

Our duty to promote the educational achievement of children in care, with a social worker and previously looked after children