Settling in Buckinghamshire: Information for Afghan migrants

Education and learning in Buckinghamshire

Children's education

Children aged 2 to 4 years old

Young children may be entitled to funded childcare before they are school age. There are different types of places that offer funded childcare. Some childminders (a person who looks after different children in their home) offer this service, as well as pre-schools and nurseries. The funding is mainly for 3 and 4 year old children, but some 2 year olds may also be eligible.

Find out more on the Family Information Service website.

Local schools (for children aged 4 to 18 years old)

Schools are divided up by age, usually into these 3 categories;

  • Primary Schools: Reception class (aged 4 or 5 years old) to year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years old)
  • Secondary Schools: Year 7 to year 11 (11 to 16 years old)
  • Sixth form or college (16 to 18 years old)
Find your child a school place

Adult Learning

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offer workshops and classes to support you in finding a job. These classes are free, and will help you develop skills including:

  • searching for a job
  • interview preparation
  • improving digital skills
  • improving maths, or language skills
  • short qualifications

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes

Classes are available for adults in your family who do not speak English. These classes are available free of charge and are funded by the government (£850 per person). ESOL classes are designed to help you talk, listen, read, and write in English.

These are provided by: