Residential special schools: national minimum standards

Guidance for special schools providing residential accommodation for any child.



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.