Different school options suit different young people but all schools should be welcoming to and appropriately support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Many children and young people with additional learning needs can make better, more sustained progress academically and socially if they are able to attend mainstream schools with their peers.
Mainstream schools have specific funding to support children and young people with SEND and every school should have information (a School SEN Information Report) about how they provide this support clearly visible on their website
Where special education provision for a young person or appropriate arrangements cannot be met in a maintained or academy mainstream school, consideration will be given to a placement in more specialist arrangements.
Specialist resourced provision (SRP)
Hillingdon has developed a number of specialist resource provisions in primary and secondary maintained schools and academies, where children and young people attend a mainstream school or academy and have access to additional benefits, such as smaller groups, specialist teachers and teaching assistants, a range of dedicated additional therapy options and a specialist space for individual or small group work.
SRPs in the borough
Cherry Lane Primary School
Coteford Junior School
Deanesfield Primary School
Glebe Primary School
St Martins School
The Acorns - Hayes Park Primary School
Where SRP provision is not adequate, the council will consider the use of a special school.
In Hillingdon, there are a number of maintained and academy special schools that provide support for a range of special education needs.
non-maintained special schools, which are special schools operated by charities or trustees on a not-for-profit basis
independent schools, which are schools privately run
Where parents express a preference for either of these, they should first check that the school has: