General Info

Head of Virtual School:   Jasmin Howell

Virtual School Telephone:   0115 8764692


Quick Info

Pupil Premium Plus

Click here for more information on Pupil Premium Plus

Support and Guidance

For further information and guidance on the Virtual School service, please click here.

Previously Looked-After Support

Click here to find out how we support previously looked-after children.


To find out more about the training we offer to professionals working with looked-after children, please click here.

Exclusions, Inclusion and SEND

To find out more about SEND and Inclusion, please click here.

To find out more about Behaviour and Exclusions, please click here.

Virtual School Staff

Click here for information on our Virtual School Staff

Post -16 Support

To find out how we support post-16 students in care, please click here.


All Personal Education Plans for Nottingham City statutory school-aged children in care (Reception to Y11) must now be completed using the online E-PEP portal.

PEPs for Post-16 and Early Years should continue to be completed on paper-based word document forms and submitted via email to:

Virtual School Training for Professionals

The Virtual School have a range of training sessions available for professionals working to promote the education of children in care.

BOOTS - Ready to Work Scheme at Nottingham or Derby

Based in Nottingham or Derby? Aged between 16 and 30? Actively seeking employment? Then join us for a mix of workshops, learn about the opportunities available at Boots and have the opportunity to gain work experience and potentially secure a job role.



Nottingham City Virtual School is a statutory service that supports and monitors the education of children in care and previously looked-after children. Our mission is to champion the educational needs of these children, helping them to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The Virtual School provides advice and support to professionals working with Nottingham City children in care and children who reside in the Nottingham local authority area who have previously been looked-after. We work closely with teachers, school governors, social workers, independent reviewing officers (IROs), parents and carers.

The service monitors the educational provision, attendance, progress and attainment for all Nottingham City looked-after children, irrespective of where they are placed. The Virtual School aims to: promote achievement, raise attainment and ensure equality of opportunity to enhance the life chances of all looked-after children. We play a strategic role in ensuring the corporate parenting responsibilities of the local authority are met, with regard to the education of children in care.




A welcome from our virtual school head

Welcome to our website. My name is Jasmin and I am Head of the Nottingham City Virtual School. I lead a team of professionals who work hard to ensure that all children in care and previously looked-after children receive the best possible support educationally and have access to high quality education provision. Our mission is for all children in care to meet their educational potential and to achieve the best possible outcomes.

I hope you find this website useful and informative. Please get in contact if you require any further support and information.

Jasmin Howell

Head of Virtual School


SATURDAY, 15th January 2022


Please ensure that school applications for a primary school place are submitted by 15th January 2022.



Training for Designated Teachers, providing updates in respect to the awareness of roles and responsibilities for the designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children. 

Get In Touch

Location: The Virtual School, Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG

Telephone: 0115 876 4692 / 4694


School Hours: M-F: 9am – 5pm