Special Needs Schools

When it comes to special needs, finding a school or college which will addresses the needs of your child is extremely important, as it will have a significant impact on their development, the level of independence they are able to achieve and the opportunities they are able to embrace in life.

Which School? for Special Needs is designed to provide as much information as possible about the choice of schools and colleges available in the UK to children and young adults who have special needs.  This guide lists not only Independent Special Needs Schools, but also the Maintained Schools and includes information about special needs associations.

The guide also contains useful, up-to-date and informative editorial aimed at the parents of special needs children and young adults. 

In this section of SchoolSearch you can search our database of all UK Special Needs Schools and Colleges, both independent and state.

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Read more from Which School? for Special Needs here: Editorial 
The Children and Families Act – evolution or revolution? Claire Dorer, chief executive of the National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS), says there is optimism to be found in new legislation but many families face a period of flux
So what now? The legal aspects of SEN Douglas Silas, Principal of Douglas Silas Solicitors, offers an overview of the currently proposed new SEN legal framework from September 2014 
Olympic legacy 'more than a soundbite' for sport-focused school James D Allen, Deputy Headmaster of Riverston School in London, explains how an inclusive approach to sport is inspiring both pupils and teachers 
An innovative programme that offers innovative and genuine HELP Angela Stanton-Greenwood, of Hesley Group, reports on the success of a pioneering scheme for young people with special needs
Room familiarisation for children with complex needs and visual impairment: Sharon O' Leary, Habilitation Specialist at the RNIB Pears Centre for Special Learning, looks at how we can help blind and partially sighted children make the transition to a new classroom.
Creating safe places for children with autism to maximise their learning: Geoff Evans, of Options Group, explains how feeling safe is of great importance to children's learning
How an independent specialist college can represent great long-term value: Will Mercer, from Ruskin Mill Trust, discusses how to decide which specialist provider for young people is the best choice for both client and funder.
Developing a new national centre of excellence: The Percy Hedley Foundation unveil plans for a campus that will transform the lives of children with special educational needs
Getting it right for children with speech, language and communication needs: Many Grist, from I CAN charity, looks at the support available for children and their families.