Key Life Events
Rutland County Council provides services throughout every stage of your life.
From the moment you are born, council services play an important role in enabling you to access information and support that you may require.
Our Children's Centres are a valuable resource, providing parents with activities, information and support. The Rutland Early Years Service provides childcare information. The council also has details about financial help towards childcare.
There are 17 primary schools in Rutland and the council
co-ordinates the admissions process. If your child has any Special Educational Needs then the council will support you. We are also responsible for Attendance & Exclusion.
Rutland has 3 secondary colleges. Each college has a defined catchment area and home to school transport arrangements. The council can point you in the direction of the admissions process, and any requirements for Special Educational Needs.
Post 16 Education
Many learners in Rutland head for Rutland County College (external link) for a wide range of courses. You can find out about other colleges of further education, and also about studying and working abroad.
Education does not stop when you leave school. The council can point you in the direction of many opportunities to continue your development throughout adult life. The Rutland Adult Learning website (external) has many courses to choose from.
Jobs & Careers
Starting your employed life can be daunting. You can regularly search for jobs at Rutland County Council or visit our Economic Development website for plenty of advice about how to find jobs in a wide number of local industries.
Learning to Drive
At some point, most people take their driving test and obtain a driving licence. Once on the road, it's important to pay attention to road safety advice, especially during winter driving conditions.
Owning a House/Moving Home
The council is able to assist with many housing related issues. Our Council Housing is now owned and managed by Spire Homes (external link). However, we can still advise on Housing Benefit, Council Tax Information & homelessness.
Starting a Business
Many people start up their own business and help is at hand if you are thinking of doing this in Rutland. The Rutland Economic Development website should be your first reference point for all business related information.
Starting a Family
Although an exciting time for young couples, it's important to remember to complete the requirements for registering a birth. The council is also able to provide pregnancy and childbirth information to help you through this process.
Getting Married/Civil Partnerships
The council is often involved in your big day as we are responsible for the registrars service. Rutland County Council also manages Oakham Castle - a superb wedding venue. The tourism website also has details of accommodation for guests.
Social Care Information
The council provides a wide range of Health and Social Care services. Find out about Carers, Direct Payments, Help to Live at Home and Learning Disabilities. View our Safeguarding for Adults and Safeguarding for Children pages.
Death and Bereavement
The council can help you through this difficult time by providing you with information about registering a death, ordering a memorial or funeral arrangements.