The Virtual School aims to support children and young people in care to enable them to make the very best of their education.
The Virtual School was established in September 2010. It aims to support all school-age children looked after by Brighton & Hove City Council, including children and young people who are being educated in other local authority areas. While the school has responsibility for children aged between five and 16, we recognise that early intervention is vital. Wherever possible we work with our Early Years providers to help ensure the needs of these children are also met.
We also recognise that education does not end at 16 and we are working hard to develop links with the 16+ Team and our local sixth form providers to ensure support for children in care moving on to higher and further education.
Most children in care will attend a mainstream primary or secondary school and being part of the Virtual School will not affect this. We monitor the progress of all pupils and are there to provide provide