Education, schools and nurseries

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Education services are now provided by Cognus Limited


Borough School Attendance Service

The local authority has a duty to make sure that parents undertake the responsibility of their child of compulsory school age to attend school regularly. In Sutton, this duty is carried out by the Borough School Attendance Service (BSAS).

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

As a local authority, we are required by law to have a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).

School Admissions

All schools have admission criteria to decide which children get places. Find out more information about the determined admissions arrangements.
Please note: The School Admissions Team no longer coordinating Nursery admissions and all enquiries should be made to the individual school/nursery. Further information regarding Nursery provision can be obtained by calling 020 8770 6000 or emailing


School term dates

These dates are for community schools in the borough. Academy, voluntary aided and foundation schools may have different school term and holiday dates.

Free Early Education and Childcare for 2-4 year olds

The Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) is a government grant that enables all children aged three and four, and eligible two year-olds, to have free nursery education each year until they reach compulsory school age.

School Meals

Find out if your child's school is included in the Primary, Special and Nursery School Meals Contract.