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Advice & Information

Funding equipment in schools for pupils with SEND

In general, it is the responsibility of the school and education setting to fund equipment that supports the needs of children or young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who attend.  However, the Local Authority understands that it is not always reasonable to…

Further education funding for young people with special educational needs and disabilities

There are a range of different funding arrangements made available to further education providers to help meet the needs of young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). How this funding is provided can depend on the type of educational provider, the age of…

Get Ahead Project

Get ahead Project (Part of the London ESF Youth Programme). Work = Pay If you are aged 16 - 24 years, not in education, employment or training and have a learning disability and/or difficulty, we could help you to 'Get ahead'. Available in Central and South London…

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

Independent special institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of enabling the institution to be the subject of a request for it…

Launch of the Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Service

Following the consultation and a successful recruitment process earlier this year, we are pleased to confirm that a Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Support Service is now led by Westminster Training and Outreach Service. The service will deliver specialist visual and hearing impairment support services to children…

Out-of-borough schools

The borough has some of the highest performing maintained schools in the country. The outcomes for pupils with SEND are better here than the national average.  The Ofsted ratings of our local schools mean that families are assured of a school that is rated good…

School dates and holidays

This page has links to information about school term dates and holidays.

School SEN Policies and Information Reports

Schools (including mainstream schools, nurseries, and academy schools) must publish information on their websites about their arrangements for meeting the needs of pupils with SEN. This includes their SEN Policy and SEN Information Report. These should be freely available to download from their websites and must…