Choosing a school for a child with SEND

At arms-length from the local authority, we offer impartial information, advice and support around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Read more about Suffolk SENDIASS

Most children with SEND will go to a mainstream school . You can find out about Suffolk schools within the Admissions webpages or via the Suffolk Local Offer, which also includes information about local services, including specialist education and health support. Read more about how children with SEN are supported within our SEN Support web pages.


By doing some research we usually find parents feel more confident to make a decision. We understand this can feel like an overwhelming responsibility for parents and carers, particularly for a child with additional needs, and it can be helpful to talk this through with someone.

Take a look at our Top tips and frequently asked questions, and get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Read more about schools in your area and how to apply for a place within the Suffolk School Admissions webpages.

You can look at the Suffolk Local Offer to find out about the range of local services and opportunities available for children with SEND.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care plan click here.

Read more about EHC plans

  • Schools must provide detailed information about their arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils to the school and publish an accessibility plan explaining adjustments they can make and ongoing plans to improve access.
  • They must also publish a SEN information report explaining how they identify and support children with Special Educational Needs & Disability - so the schools' own website can be a useful starting point. 

Watch our video to find out more about how children with SEN are included within nurseries, schools and colleges:



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