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Children Looked After (CLA)

Last updated on 31 July 2020

The Virtual School brings together information about children and young people who are looked after by Hertfordshire as if they attended a single school. We support all children and young people aged between 0 and 19, and up to 25 if they attend further or higher education.

Its role includes:

  • championing their learning needs whether they are educated in the county or at a distance
  • ensuring they have the best possible education and every chance to realise their potential
  • offering personalised support plans and interventions to raise attainment and aspirations for the future
  • tracking their progress and targeting resources effectively to promote achievement

The Virtual School employs a range of advisers and support workers who work with children and young people, schools and other education settings, social care teams, carers and adopters. We are located across Hertfordshire in County Hall, Hertford, Farnham House, Stevenage, Apsley 2, Hemel Hempstead and The Foyer, Hatfield

If you would like to find out more about the Virtual School please visit:

First published 31 July 2020 - Last updated on 31 July 2020