Links to help and information about schools for parents, teaching and support staff, are below.

In adverse weather conditions we will post a list of affected schools on our news pages.

School uniforms

We no longer offer a school uniform grant. Some schools might offer a grant – please speak to the school directly to find out.

Concerns at school - complaints procedure

If you have a concern about any aspect of your child’s education, first speak to the teacher. It is quite likely that you will be able to sort problems out this way. If not, you may wish to raise the matter with the headteacher. If this does not resolve the issue, you can take it to the school governors and then finally the Department for Education. A copy of the complaint procedure is available from your school on request.

Privacy notices

Privacy notices tell you how schools and Portsmouth City Council use the information which we hold about children and young people in schools, Early Years settings, Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral units – current privacy notices can be found below.

These notices relate to your rights under the Data Protection Act, and the sharing of information about children and young people with other services, such as the Connexions service.

You can access more details of how this information is used by central government using the web links and contacts in the school privacy notice.

For more information phone 023 9284 1419 or write to the attendance monitoring service at Portsmouth City Council Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA.