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Residential special schools: national minimum standards

Guidance for special schools providing residential accommodation for any child.

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Residential special schools: national minimum standards

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Guidance for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to:

  • state-funded special schools
  • independent residential special schools

It contains a statement of national minimum standards.

Special schools support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The ‘Boarding schools: national minimum standards’ apply to all other schools that provide accommodation for children.

Published 1 November 2012
Last updated 24 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated document as a result of Ofsted inspections against the standards, and revisions to the independent school standards.
  2. First published.