Requesting a school

When a draft EHC plan is issued the young person or the child’s parent/carer have the right to request a particular school, college or other educational setting of the following type to be named in their EHC plan:

This request should be made to the EHCP Coordinator within 15 calendar days of receiving the draft EHC plan.

If a young person or a child’s parent/carer makes a request for a particular nursery, school or college in one of the above groups the we will agree to it and name the school or college in the EHC plan unless:

  • It would be unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or SEN of the child or young person
  • The attendance of the child or young person there would be incompatible with the efficient education* of others** or the efficient use of resources

* efficient education means providing for each child or young person a suitable, appropriate education in terms of their age, ability, aptitude and any SEN they may have

** others means the children and young people who the child or young person with an EHC Plan will directly come into contact with on a regular day-to-day basis