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Special schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school.

If your child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), you may have special considerations to take when you choosing school or type of education.

The SEND Local Offer is a free, confidential and impartial service directory you can find valuable information to guide you during your search, including a list of special schools and resourced bases in mainstream schools.

Last Updated 28/10/2020

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