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Services directory

  • School admissions

    Apply for school places and appeal a decision ​

  • School holiday schemes

    Activities for children and young people in the school holidays​

  • School meals

    A healthy and well-balanced meal during the school day.
  • School terms and holidays

    View the latest school term and holiday dates​

  • Schools and colleges

    List of all schools and colleges in Waltham Forest

  • Scrutiny

    Find out more about the role of Scrutiny and view agendas and minutes from panel meetings ​

  • Search Planning Applications

    Search for Planning Application by a variety of criteria such as address, date and type​

  • Secondary schools

    Apply for a secondary school place​

  • Selective Licensing Scheme

    This licence is now known as the Private Rented Property Licence. All private sector landlords will be required to have a licence by 1 April 2015.​

  • Self service

    Register for the Benefits Connect self service.​

  • SEN Team

    ​Find out how to contact our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team.

  • Shared ownership

    Shared ownership schemes in the borough ​

  • Sheltered housing

    Sheltered housing is for people who are aged 50 years and over and are in need of some support to live independently​

  • Single Person Discount

    Apply for 25% off your Council Tax bill if you are the only person aged 18 or over living in your home​

  • Skips

    Apply for a skip operator license or for a skip licence​

  • Social Fund

    ​Find out about the changes the Government has made to the way the Social Fund operates in Waltham Forest

  • Social services

    Children and young people, adults and older people, caring for carers and healthcare ​

  • South Access Road recycling centre

    South Access Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre

    South Access Road, Walthamstow London E17 8AX

  • Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

    ​Find out about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how we identify children and young people with SEND and how we plan support.

  • Sports and recreation facilities

    Find your nearest sports facility ​

  • Stray animals

    See also dog warden schemes. Report stray dogs.​

  • Street cleaning

    Clean streets is a priority and we are committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment.​

  • Street lighting

    Report a street light defect ​

  • Street party

    How to organise a street party and request a road closure for it ​

  • Student grants

    Schemes offering financial help to students in further education​

  • Summer Daze

    Download a free copy of the Daze magazine for summer, winter, Easter and autumn.​

  • Supported housing

    Residential care, supported and sheltered housing

  • Sustainable community strategy

    Waltham Forest's key document that will help to shape the future of the Borough over the next 20 years ​

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