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We expect that most children with SEND can be supported to access their local mainstream school, college or early years setting. Click on the headings below for more information about education at different ages and stages, choosing a school, transition between schools and school transport.

Updated 19/02/19

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5 – 15

Primary and secondary school education

Support available in schools

What schools do to support children and young people with SEND


Post-16: choosing education or training


Information about inclusion, re-integration and exclusion, including support for vulnerable children and those with long term illnesses.

0 – 4

Universal, targeted and specialist support for children aged 0-5

Directory of Schools

Use our search tool to find a specific school or college

Choosing a school

Information to help you decide which school to choose


What you need to think about when children change school

School transport

Find out about eligibility for school transport