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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Alternative Education

We manage a directory of alternative education providers for schools to access when considering placing a pupil on an alternative provision. This directory provides schools with information on those providers who have been quality checked and monitored to make sure they meet minimum standards.

Register as a provider

Complete the Alternative Education Directory application form:

Once we have your application, we will contact you to arrange a visit to your premises and review your application. 

Contact us
Alternative education
03000 265 903
Our address is:
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ