All schools are required to be inclusive and most children and young people with SENSENSpecial Educational Needs is a term which refers to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. attend a mainstream school.
Sometimes a special school or specialist resourced provision might be the best option for your child. You can talk about this with the people supporting your child. Children and young people can only attend one of these settings if they have a very high level of SENSENSpecial Educational Needs is a term which refers to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. and have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
The Maintained Special schoolsSpecial schoolsA school with special educational provision for pupils with SEN and disabilities who have Statements of Educational Needs or EHC plans. in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are:
There are other special schools within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that are Single Academy Trusts and Multi-Academy Trusts. Additionally, there are independent specialist providers. Please click here for a list of schools.
We place children in local special schools and work with neighbouring authorities, to make sure children and young people are educated in a provision that's both appropriate for their needs and within their wider communities where possible.
The government provides a list of specialist independent schools across the country that are approved by the Secretary of State. This is known as the Section 41 list. All children and young people attending these settings have an EHCEHCEducation, Health and Care plan.
For further information about specialist provision, speak with your child or young person's EHCP Case Officer.