Education & Young People

Children in the UK must legally attend primary school from the age of four or five until they are 11. They must then attend secondary school until they are 16 years old. 

Here is a list of schools in Blackburn with Darwen. 

When you find a school that you would like to send your child to, talk to the staff about how to apply for a place for your child. They will give you a booklet to help you. You can also apply online, on the Council website. 

Here in Blackburn with Darwen some two year old children and all three and four year old children can get free early education. This can be in a nursery or a children’s centre.  

To find out if you can arrange free early education for your child, contact the Council’s Families Information Service by emailing or calling 01254 667877.

Here’s some more information about early years education for two to four year olds.  

We are adding more information to this page soon. 

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