Funding for special educational needs and disability (SEND)

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


  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. 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

  4. Exceptional learning support - cost form

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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. SEND provision capital funding for pupils with EHC plans
  2. SEND reform funding for local authorities
  3. Residential holiday scheme for disabled children: do you need to register?
  4. General further education colleges and specialist colleges: Model funding agreement
  5. Non-maintained special schools: Model funding agreement
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News and communications

  1. UK aid supports disability inclusion at disability event in Freetown
  2. Multi-million pound investment in state of the art facilities for children with special educational needs
  3. New funding boost for pupils with SEND
  4. Sam Gyimah: the importance of school funding reform
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Research and statistics

  1. 16 to 19 funding for students with additional needs
  2. Funding for young people with special educational needs
  3. SEND pathfinder programme: personal budgets
  4. SEND pathfinder programme: costs of reforms
  5. Engaging individuals with LDD in workplace learning
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. High needs funding reform
  2. Funding for children and young people with SEND
  3. National prospectus grants programme: 2013 to 2015
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. SEND reform: S31 grant determinations
  2. SEN funding
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