Hillingdon Local Area SEND and Alternative Provision Strategy 2023-28

Hillingdon's children and young people are the future of Hillingdon. We are just as ambitious for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and those who access alternative provision, as we are for every other child.

Our 5-year SEND and alternative provision strategy outlines our vision for children and young people with SEND. We want Hillingdon to be a place where children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and their families, lead happy and fulfilled lives from early years through adolescence to adulthood, in communities that accept and understand them. 


Our strategy is underpinned by 5 ambitions that focus on the delivery of local area services for children and young people with SEND and their families.

  1. The right support, at the right time, in the right place. 
    We will improve children's and parents' experience of the SEND system by delivering the right support in the right place at the right time. 
  2. Fully inclusive education for all. 
    We will support all schools and settings in Hillingdon to be inclusive and welcome children and young people with SEND. 
  3. Provision meets the needs of Hillingdon's children and young people. 
    We will deliver a new, ambitious, and innovative provision that enables children and young people with SEND to receive excellent education in their local community. 
  4. Children and young people live happy and fulfilled lives where they are included in the community. 
    We will enable all children and young people to achieve independence, take part in activities  they want to be part of, build good relationships and have meaningful outcomes in adulthood. 
  5. There is a flexible offer and range of interventions available for children to access alternative provision. 
    We will create a 3-tiered model for alternative provision that offers flexible interventions and supports children back into mainstream where possible. 

SEND strategy documents

Page last updated: 06 Feb 2024