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.

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. Form SEND24: Appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal against a local authority decision (EHC form)

    Use this form to appeal against a local authority decision about your child's special educational needs and disability (SEND).

  3. Form SEND1A: Appeal form - statement of educational needs

    Form SEND1A: Appeal form - statement of educational needs.

  1. Exceptional learning support - cost form

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

  2. School special educational needs (SEN) approval (Northern Ireland)

    You need approval by the Department for Education in Northern Ireland to cater for special education in a non-maintained school

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Guidance and regulation

  1. SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years
  2. 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

  3. 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

  1. P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
  2. Free school transport

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

    • Answer
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News and communications

  1. New standards to support pupils to reach their potential

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. Boost in support for children with additional needs

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. New measures to support children with SEND

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  4. New action to improve outcomes for children with additional needs

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Residential special schools and colleges: a call for evidence
  2. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations
  3. High needs national funding formula: stage 2
  1. Residential special schools and colleges: support for children

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  2. Primary pupil assessment: Rochford Review impact assessment

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
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Transparency

  1. Education, health and care plans: parents and young people survey

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Special educational needs: analysis and summary of data sources

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2018

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  4. High needs: allocated place numbers

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  5. Statements of SEN transferring to EHC plans: 31 March 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
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