Help for Ukrainian people arriving in Hounslow

Education and childcare

Local childcare including information on free and funded childcare

Follow the links below for more information on:

Children Centres

Our Children’s Centres are for families with children under the age of 5 years. Alongside fun activities we support families with advice, information and support, helping families to prepare for nursery or school, supporting healthy lifestyles, parenting support groups/courses, support in returning to work and meeting other families in the local community. Please go to our Children Centre information page to find out more.

Starting school nursery class

Children can take up a free 15 hour place in a school nursery class in the September after their third birthday.

Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 are eligible to start in the nursery class of a Hounslow school in September 2022. You can still apply for a school nursery even though the deadline for applications has passed for September. If you need further information and advice on what is available to you and your family, please email Hounslow’s Family Information Service or call 020 8583 3470.

Primary or Secondary School 

School places will be provided for children of compulsory school age, 5-16 years old. You can access information on which schools have places by contacting the Schools Admission Team

More information about the school system in the UK can be found the Government’s Welcome Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.   

Applying for a Sixth Form place (post-16 education)  

Sixth form study is normally undertaken by young people aged 16 and over. Post-16 study will be offered by some schools, sixth form colleges, or colleges of further education.  

The Connexions Service can provide advice, guidance, and information about education courses, training courses, and job opportunities (including apprenticeships).  

St Mary’s Ukrainian School  

A supplementary Saturday School based in Holland Park, West London. 

Adult Education 

  • Learn Hounslow: Adult and Community Learning 

For accessible learning opportunities covering a range of topics, including ESOL classes, please visit Hounslow’s Adult and Community Education site.  

  • ESOL classes are run as formal courses with two intakes throughout the year. The 2022-23 prospectus can be found here.  

  • ACAA  

ACAA offer ESOL classes to individuals of all nationalities and status, in-person and online. These lessons begin at several levels including beginner. Below is a timetable of their ESOL classes:  

Feltham Beginner 


Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 AM 

Feltham Entry 1 

Entry 1 

Monday and Friday 11:00 AM 

Online Entry 1 

Entry 1 

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM 

Online Entry 2 

Entry 2 

Wednesday and Friday 11:00 AM 

Online Entry 3 

Entry 3 

Monday 7:00 PM 

Online Advanced 

Level 1 

Monday and Wednesday 12:00 PM 

Online Conversation Class 


Sunday 12:00 PM 

Availability varies depending on whether you would like an in-person or online class. To register for one of the classes visit here.    


ELATT offer free ESOL classes in-person across West London as well as online classes via zoom. Classes are for all ability from Entry 1. As part of your ESOL course you will take part in community activities, workshops, and volunteering. You will also get to practice IT skills and improve your confidence through conversation clubs and workshops.  

Contact the ESOL team to register and to find the most suitable class for you.  

ELATT also provide one-day employment workshops to support finding a job.  

ACDA Skills Training  

ACDA Skills Training currently offers ESOL (Basic English Language) classes online. Personalised support and training are provided through one-to-one or small group sessions either over the phone, by email or text message and via video calls – depending on what works best for you.  

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