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About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. 

It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. This is nearly double the funding compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020).

The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.

It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also

  • supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
  • implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
  • develops the European dimension in sport


Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in

  • higher education
  • vocational education and training
  • school education (including early childhood education and care)
  • adult education
  • youth
  • and sport

Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad.

More information on the current Erasmus+ 2021 - 2027 projects can be found here 

Erasmus+ in the UK

The Department for Education oversees Erasmus+ in the UK. The programme is managed by the UK National Agency which is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. We work to deliver the programme for the benefit of participating UK organisations, and the individuals who are able to study, train, volunteer or gain work experience abroad through the programme.

Erasmus+ at Springwood High School 

The Erasmus Programme is an European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987. The programme provides financial opportunities to students to travel to other European countries to learn different European culture.

Springwood High School have participated in Erasmus+ programme since September 2015 coordinated by Mr. Manu and Mrs Churchyard. We've had over 70 students who have benefitted from the Erasmus mobilities (either travelling to one of over 8 countries and organising programmes for schools here in Kings Lynn). We currently have 2 fully funded Erasmus + project running till May 2024.

Erasmus Project 1 with the following countries: Italy, Croatia, German, France , Macedonia

Erasmus Project 2 with the following countries: Austria, France , Italy  and Spain .

For more information, see Mr. Manu in 07 or Mrs. Churchyard in F13

Hosting Families

If your child is taking part in the Erasmus+ project you may, in the future, be asked to host a visiting student.  To ensure that we meet the requirements laid out by Erasmus+ you will need to complete a DBS Check. These will be completed by the school but you will be required to provide documentation to support the application.

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact one of the Erasmus+ Team.