Support at school

Arrangements for special educational needs provision in schools.

Schools: children with special educational needs

Find a school and information about types of schools.

Apply for a school place: children with special educational needs

How to apply for a school place if your child has special educational needs.

Choosing a school if your child has special educational needs or disabilities

Advice about choosing a school including questions you might want to ask schools.

Moving into further education

Information about the review of your needs in Year 9 and options at the end of Year 11.

School and post 16 transport

Free travel to and from school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Educating your child at home

Help, advice, and how to take your child out of school to educate them at home.

Independent special schools and special post-16 institutions

A list of Secretary of State approved institutions (external link to GOV.UK).

Find a college

Links to local college websites.

Hospital classrooms

Find out about teaching arrangements when a child is in hospital for long periods or house bound for medical reasons.

Other services that offer information and advice

Contact have a free helpline for families with disabled children as well as online information about education including bullying.

ACE provide independent advice and information on education issues including information on special educational needs.

IPSEA is a charity that offers free and independent information, advice and support around education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

DisabilityRightsUK has a range of education factsheets for disabled students.

Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides impartial advice about the education of service children.

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