School meals

Pupils who are eligible for free school meals have the option to claim weekly shopping vouchers from their schools during the coronavirus outbreak. Schools across the borough are currently providing meals for children, but parents can also ask for the £15 weekly vouchers to spend in a number of supermarkets. Please liaise with your individual schools for further information.

Key workers and schools

Children with a parent or carer who is listed on the government’s critical worker list should be considered for a school or nursery place, as long as their parent’s or carer’s job cannot be done from home. However, every child that can be safely cared for at home should remain at home to help stop the virus from spreading. If both parents/carers are key workers and one of them is able to provide childcare they should do so. Please contact your individual schools and nurseries to find out about the provisions they have in place.

Help with your child's learning at home

We have compiled a list of the best websites that offer free learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home. View the list

School closures

Schools in Havering and across the UK will close as part of the government’s response to curb the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). From Friday (20 March 2020) schools will be closed until further notice but will remain open to children of key workers and vulnerable children. Read our full school closure statement


Apprenticeships are designed to help you gain valuable workplace experience and relevant job-specific skills, whilst gaining a qualification and earning a salary.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprentice works alongside experienced staff whilst developing job related skills.

You can apply for an apprenticeship if you are:

  • aged over 16
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full time education

Find out more about apprenticeships on the GOV.UK website.

The Havering Apprenticeship Programme

The Havering Apprenticeship Programme offers an opportunity to start an exciting new career, whether it is your first job, returning to work after a career break, or a change in career direction.

Apprenticeships at Havering may include:

  • Business Administration
  • Social Care
  • Accounting
  • ICT
  • Planning

All available apprenticeships are advertised on our apply for jobs web page

From the job page you are able to register for job alerts so you are aware as soon as apprenticeship opportunities are advertised.

Applications for apprenticeships can only be made via this process.

If you have an enquiry about Havering Apprenticeships the HR Learning and Organisational Development Team can be contacted at (Please note we are unable to accept CVs via this email address).

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