Funding for special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Manage funding, free transport to school, capital funding, model funding agreement, Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA).

Services

  1. Apply for school transport for a child with special educational needs and disabilities

    If your child can't walk to school because of their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) your local council must provide transport

  2. Exceptional learning support - cost form

    Use these forms to submit estimated costs and final claims for exceptional learning support.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Help if you're a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability

    Disabled Students' Allowance is extra money for higher education students - DSA1 forms, eligibility, how to apply, needs assessment

  2. Free school transport

    Free transport from your local council - eligibility, rules for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how to apply

  3. SEND provision capital funding for pupils with EHC plans
  1. SEND reform funding for local authorities

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. General further education colleges and specialist colleges: Model funding agreement

    • Guidance
    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
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News and communications

  1. New funding boost for pupils with SEND

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  2. Sam Gyimah: the importance of school funding reform

    • Department for Education
    • Speech
  3. £80 million to boost support for special educational needs

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. £31.7 million boost for ‘life-changing’ SEND reforms

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. High needs funding reform
  2. Funding for children and young people with SEND

Transparency

  1. SEND reform: S31 grant determinations

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  2. 16 to 19 funding for students with additional needs

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Funding for young people with special educational needs

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  4. SEND pathfinder programme: personal budgets

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  5. SEND pathfinder programme: costs of reforms

    • Department for Education
    • Research
See all transparency