Schools and education update
As at Tuesday 15 June 2022, 81 Ukrainian children have secured a place in a Shropshire education setting – six in early years provision, 41 in primary schools and 34 in secondary schools. Of these, 65 have come through the Homes for Ukraine route, while 16 have come through the Ukraine Families route. It should be noted that the current government position is that the schools admitting refugees through the Ukraine Families route don't receive funding to support their education.
The government’s Foundry system, which provides details on matches between hosts and guests, indicates that 122 children aged under 18 have arrived in Shropshire via the Homes for Ukraine route and that a further 95 are expected to arrive in the coming weeks and months.
Grants of £50 per child placed in mainstream schools will be allocated shortly to the schools admitting refugees, to support the costs of uniforms and resources.
A programme of welfare visits to hosted families will seek to secure information on those children of school age who are not currently in school, and establish what provision is being made for their education.