Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Admissions and Inclusion and Exclusions
Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016 16:07 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 08 July 2014 07:13
Under the current legislation a child’s parent or the young person themselves has the right to request a particular school, college or other institution of the following type to be named in their EHC Plan:
- Maintained Nursery school
- Maintained school and any form of academy or free school (mainstream or special)
- Non maintained special school
- Further education or sixth form college
- Independent school or independent specialist colleges (where they have been approved for this purpose by the Secretary of State and publishes in a list available to all parents and young people).
Where a child’s parent or the young person themselves makes a request for a particular nursery, school or post-16 institution in these groups the local authority must comply with that preference 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, or
- The attendance of the child or young person would be incompatible with the efficient education of others, or the efficient use of resources.
Where a parent or young person does not make a request for a particular nursery, school or post-16 institution the local authority must specifiy a mainstream provision in the EHC Plan unless it would be:
- Against the wishes of the parent or young person, or
- In compatible with the efficient education of others.
Further details on admissions and criteria to be considered may be found in the current SEND Code of Practice paragraphs 9.78 to 9.94. The Code of Practice may be found at website.
How we can help you?
Offer advice and support where you have any queries about the exclusion process and to ensure children and young people are able to continue their education following a permanent exclusion.
Elective Home Education
Lambeth Virtual School Policy downloadable link