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Visiting schools for children with SENSpecial educational needs and their associated problems are as wide-ranging and individual as the child. If you decide to visit a school, allow at least half a day, longer if your child will be boarding or has more complex needs. Be prepared to visit a school on more than one occasion.


Be sure that your child will never be asked ‘Is this the best you can do?’

Ask to be put in contact with current and recent parents...and follow the tips below.


Getting Reading Right  - A Case Study
Leighton Primary School, Crewe has high levels of deprivation but low levels of SEN. Their aim is not just 'every child a reader' but to help all children discover the joy of reading...

Choosing A School: First Steps for SEN
Few things cause so much angst for parents as finding the right school for their child. Once offspring have been through the system most parents wise up to what’s really on...

Finding SEN Schools
  Finding schools that provide for particular educational or medical needs on this site...Choosing a school for any child can be difficult. When the child also has an SEN decisions...

Why Choose A Special School?
  An average placement in an independent special school is likely to be twice as expensive as that in a maintained school.  But does more expensive equal better? What...

Choosing SEN provision
Ultimately what matters, is getting the most appropriate type of schooling at the right time and having a choice available. The choice of provision for children with learning difficulties...

Unit And Resourced Provision For SEN
  Bridging the divide? A greater understanding of special needs and improved resources means that, for many children, it is no longer a straight choice of being educated...

Choosing A School - High Level Support
  When it comes to choosing a specialist school beware of schools that offer all things to all people. What is the head’s attitude, and what are the children like? There...

SEN Admission To UK Independent Schools
    When a child has known special needs, interview and assessment are the norm. This is to make sure school and child are a good match, and to consider any further...


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