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Adaptations at St Augustine's High School benefit students with hearing impairment

Pupils with hearing impairments at St Augustine’s High School are benefitting from softer noise levels and sound-enhancing equipment thanks to changes to the school environment funded by Westminster Council’s Special Provision Capital Fund. Several parts of the school, including the central atrium, have been fitted…

Additional ‘top up’ funding for children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan

What is top-up funding? When pupils have special educational needs, their school (or college) uses their existing budgets to put in place any extra help that is needed which isn’t already available through a central service.  When the cost of extra help reaches £6,000 a…

Applying for and choosing schools if your child has special educational needs

Drawn by Callum, age 8 Most children with special educational needs can be taught in mainstream schools. If your child has more severe or complex needs they may need to go to a special school or school with a special unit.   Applying for school…

College Open Days 2019-20

When you are thinking about moving on from school to sixth form or college, it can be a good idea to go and see the new setting to make sure it is right for you. and that is able to meet your needs. Open Days…

Covid-19 / Coronavirus - SEND resources and information (WCC)

We have created this page on the SEND Local Offer to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities. We will also add any relevant updates from specific…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Educating your child at home

Parents/carers are legally required to ensure their child is in receipt of a suitable education but this does not have to be in a school. Some will choose to electively home educate. Elective home education is the term used to describe a parent or carer's…

Education Complaints and Feedback

1.1 Early Years – Pre-school and nursery provision The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all registered child care providers to have a complaints procedure in place. For a childcare provider that is registered with Ofsted, concerns should be raised directly with the…

Education, employment and training

Routes into paid employment Many young people with learning difficulties or a disability will want to have a job in the future. To achieve this goal they may need additional support during their training or in the work place. Not everyone will be able to…

Education, learning and skills

A complete list of schools in Westminster can be found here. Drawn by (left to right) Halima aged 8, Hassan aged 8, and Toyobaa aged 7The best school or educational setting for your child depends on their needs. This section of our Local Offer explains…