RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning

RNIB Pears Centre offers individually tailored education, care and therapies to children and young people with multiple difficulties and complex health needs.

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Discover the UK's best special needs schools

Welcome to www.specialneedsguide.co.uk – the online companion to John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 24th edition.

Here you will find information about hundreds of special needs schools in the UK. Using the search box above, you can select schools that specialise in social interaction disorders (including autism and Asperger syndrome), emotional or behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties or sensory or physical impairment.

Search results include the specific conditions that schools cater for (check our glossary for abbreviations), while you can click on selected schools for extended profiles. You can also read about some of the latest initiatives and developments in the special needs sector by visiting our editorial section.