Welcome to Hull
There are a range of services available in Hull, to those who are new to the city.
Ukraine support service
If you are a refugee aged 16 or older and have been granted permission to enter and stay in the UK, our Refugee Integration Service (RIS) team can provide support to access a number of services including -
- English speaking skills
You can complete an online form to request support below -
This form is in English, if you need help to complete the information please telephone 01482 300 305 for support.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Please note that the above services list is not exhaustive, and all are subject to a refugee caseworker assessment at the initial first appointment. You will be contacted by telephone or text message to arrange this initial first appointment within two working days of the form being submitted.
Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme
If you have applied for a Visa with the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, our Refugee Integration Service team will arrange for a £200 cash payment to be provided to you, and arrange for your sponsor to receive a £350 thank you payment.
There is a network of voluntary organisations across the city that are available to offer additional support and services.
Applying for a school place
The Department of Education has provided information on how to apply for a school place in both English and Ukrainian.
The School Admissions Team will coordinate all requests for school places. Application forms are available below and should be fully completed and signed. They should then be returned to -
Room 128, Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street
A map of the city is below and will show you the location of primary and secondary schools across the city. You can put up to three preferences of school on your application form.
Once your application form is returned we will check whether there is a vacancy at the school(s) you have requested. We will then write to you within 10-15 school days to let you know the school you have been allocated and provide you with details of how to contact the school to arrange a start date for your child. If the school(s) you have requested is full, we will notify you and offer the right of appeal.
If we could not offer a place at any of your preferred schools we will take your application to the Fair Access Panel. A school place will then be allocated to you, but this may not be your preferred school.
You can contact the admissions team by email at LSAdmission@hullcc.gov.uk or on 01482 300 305 if you have any queries or require any further assistance.
While we are arranging for your school place to be allocated you can use the link below to access Oak National Academy free of charge. Lessons following the national curriculum can be found on this website and are available in Ukrainian -
Useful links for Central Government
Stay safe in the UK
A coalition of anti-slavery and human rights groups has launched a new website for Ukrainian refugees in the UK, aimed at keeping them safe from trafficking and helping them adjust to their new home.
Welcome to Hull information pack
Access our Welcome to Hull Pack below which contains helpful information for people who have moved to Hull from abroad or overseas.