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. Exceptional learning support - cost form

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

  3. 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

  1. 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).

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

    Form SEND1A: Appeal form - statement of educational needs.

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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. SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years
  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. Free school transport

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

    • Answer
  2. P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
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News and communications

  1. New measures to support children with SEND

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

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. Primary assessment consultation launched today

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • News story
  4. New funding boost for pupils with SEND

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  5. Access arrangements for GCSEs and A Levels

    • Ofqual
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Residential special schools and colleges: a call for evidence

    • Department for Education
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Residential special schools and colleges: support for children

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  3. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • Consultation outcome
  4. Primary pupil assessment: Rochford Review impact assessment

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
  5. High needs national funding formula: stage 2

    • Department for Education
    • Consultation outcome
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Transparency

  1. High needs: allocated place numbers

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  2. Education, health and care plans: parents and young people survey

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Statements of SEN transferring to EHC plans: 1 March 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  4. SEND reform: S31 grant determinations

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  5. Attitudes to education and children’s services: BSA 2016

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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