The primary aim of the Virtual School is to promote educational achievement and positive outcomes for all children in care to Leicestershire, regardless of where they are living in the country.

The Virtual School is an essential advocate for the importance of education and aims to raise self-esteem, expectations and aspirations, to remove barriers to learning and to work with schools and colleges to enable our children and young people to improve their educational outcomes and life chances.

The role of Virtual School Heads and designated teachers in schools has extended to certain previously looked-after children as they continue to experience educational challenges after leaving care.

Please click on the links below to find out more, or contact us direct.

Contact the Virtual School

Whether you're a Child in Care, a Carer, a parent or a professional, if you need to contact the Leicestershire Virtual School please email us at, or call us on 0116 305 6097.

Our office hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm

We are open all year round (excluding bank holidays), including during school holidays. We aim to respond to any emails within 3 working days.