Children and young people arriving under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine

5 April 2022

The Secretary of State has written to local chief executives and directors of children’s services, confirming that all school-aged children and young people who arrive from Ukraine will have the right to access suitable education and childcare whilst in the UK. Local authorities are able to use flexibilities to admit above the published admission number and exceed the infant class size limit, as well as using the in-year Fair Access Protocol to ensure all school-aged children can access suitable education.
 
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published: We are continuing to ask the DfE to produce specific guidance for schools and colleges on navigating these issues, and are hopeful that this may be forthcoming.The DfE has also updated the guidance on school access rights for pupils from overseas and is adding some questions and answers to DLUHC’s Homes for Ukraine frequently asked questions page.

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