Post-16 independent providers
This EFA provision can only be funded by the local authority if there is clear evidence that there is no provision locally (within an hour’s travelling distance) which can offer a place. An application to the local authority would have to be made for this specialist provision and agreement to fund will only be made if there is no local offer. It is essential to always look for and explore all local options before considering specialist provision.
The following Post-16 Independent Specialist Providers are those most commonly used by Norfolk County Council in recent years.
Queen Alexandra College
Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust)
Postcode: PE7 8JB
Age Range: 19 - 60
Specialism: Multi or single sensory impairment with profound learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
Sense College operates from seven resource centre sites located at Peterborough, Louth, Dereham, Spalding, Bourne, Rothwell, and Knapwell
Link to Ofsted