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When To Choose A Special School

Choosing a special school How do you decide what type of school or level of SEN provision is right for your child?

As mainstream schools cater for an ever increasing range of special educational needs (SEN) fewer children with SEN attend special schools. Many mainstream schools are catering for more complex special needs cases but some have reached the limits of what they can provide, without prejudicing the needs of all children.

What is important is that school type and the continuum of provision should be considered on a case by case and needs basis.

Sandra Hutchinson, editor of The Good Schools Guide - Special Educational Needs, examines the options.

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