Admissions process for special schools and specialist colleges

The admissions process

You can request a special school or specialist college when an education, health and care (EHC) plan is being written, or at an EHC plan review.

Your EHCP coordinator will prepare paperwork. It will be sent to one of two places:

  • If you have requested a complex needs special school in Norfolk for children and young people with a significant learning disability, the paperwork will be sent to the headteacher of the school. They are asked to consider if they can meet the needs of your child
  • If you have requested an independent school or a special school in Norfolk for children and young people with a specific special educational need, the paperwork will be sent to the special educational needs placement and advisory group (SENPAG) for consideration. SENPAG is a panel of local authority professionals

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