Hampshire and Isle of Wight Virtual School and College for children in care

Supporting looked-after children and care leavers

To hear about our work, developments, updates and offers, download our Annual Publication.

For training opportunities, download our Training brochure for 2022 - 2023.

Our work is focused on the education and welfare of looked after children and young people, wherever they may be placed. We support care leavers to progress to education, employment and training. We work in partnership with social workers, preschool and nurseries, schools, Children’s Services, and teams across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and other local authorities where children may be placed.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Virtual School Guide to learning at home

A guide to help and support parents and carers who may have children at home for a period of time. Full of lots of links and useful websites, plus ideas and suggestions to develop plans and activities for home learning.

Learning at home - a guide for parents and carers

Early Year’s Home Learning

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Hampshire Virtual school is pleased to announce our participation in Dolly Parton’s’ Imagination library. All children in care aged under 5 can now receive the Imagination library books each month direct to their home address.

View our Dolly Parton's Imagination Library flyer or contact VSbookclubs@hants.gov.uk for further information.

Summer Celebration flyer

Dolly Parton's imagination library logo


The Virtual School is proud to present this powerful piece of film created by young people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. First shown at our conference in March 2018, and presented by the young film makers who took part, it challenges some of the stereotypes and misconceptions around care experienced children and young people, and offers insight into their experience of education.  Thank you to everyone who made this film possible.

Watch the video (6.5 minutes)

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