Who is the Virtual School For?

The Virtual School provides advice, guidance and support to children in care to Sandwell Council and wherever they are placed.

The Virtual School does not replace the school or educational provision of a looked after child - it is an additional resource which exists to support and challenge all those involved in the education of children in care.

The Virtual School is involved in or promotes various initiatives to support the educational achievement of children in care. These include:

  • Out of school clubs and activities
  • The Boarding School Pathfinder Programme
  • Pupil Premium funded initiatives
  • Training and advice for schools, council staff and carers.

Did you know?

  • There are approximately 800 children in the care of Sandwell Council (April 2023);
  • Approximately 70% of these children are of school age and attend schools in and around Sandwell;
  • Approximately 100 children, who are in the care of other local authorities, also attend Sandwell schools.

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