Special educational needs and disability (SEND) and high needs

Support and funding, SEND code of practice, extra SEND help, P scales for attainment targets, free school transport.


  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. Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

    Children with special educational needs (SEN) can get the help they need to get an education - SEN support, education, health and care plans, SEN before September 2014

  3. Free school transport

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

  4. 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

  5. Appeal an education, health and care (EHC) plan decision

    What to do if you disagree with a decision about an EHC plan: how to appeal, the hearing, what happens if you lose your case

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Guidance and regulation

  1. SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years
  2. Independent special schools and colleges
  3. P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN
  4. High needs funding arrangements: 2020 to 2021
  5. National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2020 to 2021
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News and communications

  1. Education Secretary confirms plans to simplify school accountability
  2. Education Secretary to work with sector on special needs funding
  3. Multi-million pound fund to train more educational psychologists in schools
  4. Thousands of places created in new special free schools
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Research and statistics

  1. Attitudes to education and children’s services
  2. People with learning disabilities in England
  3. Special educational needs in England: January 2019
  4. Special educational needs: analysis and summary of data sources
  5. Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: England 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. SEND and AP provision: call for evidence
  2. Residential special schools and colleges: a call for evidence
  3. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations
  4. National funding formula for schools and high needs
  5. Primary pupil assessment: Rochford Review impact assessment
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. High needs: allocated place numbers
  2. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and CQC
  3. Statements of SEN transferring to EHC plans: 31 March 2018
  4. Statements of SEN transferring to EHC plans: 1 March 2018
  5. SEND reform: S31 grant determinations
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