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Apply for a school place

To apply for a school place, change an existing school place, find your catchment area or see the school admissions policies please see the Southampton City Council School Admissions information.

Further education in school or college

Many children with special needs or disabilities benefit greatly from further education, whether they remain in their school to attend the sixth form or move on to a college. Schools and colleges can offer various courses to suit the needs of young people with special…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

Education, Health & Care Assessments and Plans The Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) replaces the ‘Statement of Special of Educational Needs’ and can apply to children, young people and young adults from birth to the age of 25, providing that those over 16 are…

SEN funding in mainstream schools

How SEN funding is allocated to mainstream primary and secondary schools in Southampton Schools budget for all pupils All maintained schools, including mainstream academies, receive a budget allocated at the beginning of the financial year (from 1 April each year). The school’s allocation for all…

EHCP Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the questions below to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Education, Health and Care Plans.

Southampton Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement - August 2014 Introduction The Equality Act 2010 and related Equality Duty 2011 reiterate the duty upon schools as laid out in the previous Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The accompanying guidance for schools makes it clear that schools continue to have a duty…

Higher Education support

Students living in England who are accessing higher education can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if they have a: Disability Long-term health condition Mental health condition Specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. The amount of support received through the DSA depends on individual…

Plans to transfer existing Statements of SEN into EHC Plans - Transfer Plan priorities and timetable

Transfer Plan priorities and timetable Summary On 1 September 2014 the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system changed. This means that existing SEN Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments will be gradually replaced by new Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Where possible we will combine the process of annual…

School Transport

If your child has a special educational need or disability, they may be eligible for free school transport. The criteria for free school transport varies depending upon what type of school your child attends. Please visit Southampton school travel support for full information, eligibility criteria and an application form

Personal Budgets

A personal budget is a clear, upfront amount of money identified by the Local Authority that can be used to arrange some of the support that has been agreed in your child or young persons Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). The amount that your child/young person gets depends on the…

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