School places for children with special educational needs

Step 1 - consider your preferred schools

We encourage you to look at a number of different schools and ask each one how they'll meet your child's specific special education needs.

The support your child requires is listed in section F of their EHC plan. Schools will work closely with you to ensure your child's needs are met.

Consider your preferred schools

Will my child go to a special school? 

Only a small number of children with an EHC plan will go to a special school.

Places for special schools are limited and will be allocated to children with the most severe learning difficulties first.

If you choose a specialist school as your preferred school, we recommend you also choose a mainstream school as a second preference.