Types of schools and other settings

Schools and other institutions use various descriptors, e.g. infants, junior, primary, secondary, but in order to determine which parts of SEND law apply, you will need to know which category the school falls into Read more

The right to a mainstream education

Where a young person or parent of a child with SEN, wants a place in a mainstream setting it must never be denied on the basis that mainstream is unsuitable, or that their needs or disabilities are too great or complex Read more

Selecting a school or college

The process of choosing a school or college for a child or young person with SEN differs depending on whether they have an EHC plan or not Read more

Home schooling and ‘education otherwise’

For some children or young people, school or college may not be suitable, and they may need to be educated at home or elsewhere Read more