In most cases, parents of children arriving from overseas can apply for places in state-funded schools in England.
However, the following children are not entitled to a state education:
If you find that children belonging to either of these categories are attending a state-funded school, you should alert the Home Office straight away so they can investigate further. You must not deny these children education until the Home Office has come to a decision.
If you need advice on verifying the status of children from overseas, please contact the Home Office’s Interventions & Sanctions Unit.
If you find that an overseas child you are responsible for has not been living with a parent or close family member (ie, a step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent, brother or sister, biological aunt or uncle) for 28 days or more, you should alert your local authority’s children’s services team.
Home Office’s Interventions & Sanctions Unit
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