Support for Ukrainian nationals


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Secretary of State for Education’s letter to local authorities sets out the expectation for us to work with families arriving from Ukraine to enable the children to attend school as soon as possible

Documents and web links to support education of children arriving from Ukraine.

School transport provided by Surrey Council Council

Ask your school for a free school meals application form if you are eligible

Surrey family Information Service

SEND (Special Educational Needs) Support

Leisure centres

Dynamo Ukraine is an initiative that provides free sports and healthy lifestyle opportunities to Ukrainian young people at Spelthorne Leisure Centre .  They offer free sports sessions on weekends. 

Email for further information.

Public libraries

Libraries will help you find out about your local area and provide information about local services, borrow books, use computers and free Wi-Fi.

They offer a range of free activities for families and children such as reading groups.

Visit Local library services - GOV.UK ( for your nearest library

National Literacy Trust

Free resources and books for Ukrainian Refugees The National Literacy Trust are in the process of developing resources for Ukrainian families arriving in the UK. These include, EAL resources to learn English, activities for Ukrainian refugees, teaching resources and more. In the meantime if you are a Ukrainian family, or are supporting a Ukrainian family fill out this form to receive one of the Welcome Reading Packs.

Each Welcome Reading Pack will contain a tote-bag with age-appropriate books in English, a ruler, pencil, pack of markers, stickers, a pencil case, a hardback notebook. You will also receive some printed resources, information about local literacy activities and a QR code to access digital activities. These packs are sent out at the end of each month. Free resources and books for Ukrainian refugees | National Literacy Trust

Refugees at home Guide to Hosting Families and Young People

Hosting-families-and-young-people.pdf (

Baby banks

If you are a soon to be mother or have young children please contact your local baby bank for donations or essential items

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