24 Aug 2016

Special Schools and Resource Provisions

Resource Provisions, Special Schools and Alternative Provisions

This document sets out the details of resource provisions, special schools and alternative provisions in the London Borough of Bexley. The full document can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The majority of pupils identified as having special educational needs (SEN) will have their needs met in a mainstream setting and with the additional support available. For some children, their needs can best be met in a specialist resource provision or special school. This document aims to give a brief overview of such settings and make clear which settings in the London Borough of Bexley are mainstream schools with resource provisions, special schools or alternative provisions.

To support parents and young people in understanding the special educational support available, every educational setting is required to publish an SEN Information Report on their website that sets out how they support pupils with SEN. This should be accompanied by an SEN policy. As each setting will have their own approach to supporting pupils with special educational needs, parents and young people are advised to read the SEN information report. Parents and young people may also wish contact the school directly to ask any questions and/or arrange a visit.

For children and young people already attending an educational setting the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) will be able to provide information about a child/young person’s needs, the outcomes they are working towards and support in place to aide them in meeting their outcomes.

If a child or young person has a statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan the SEN statutory assessment team can provide information and advice about the various educational settings in Bexley. The statutory assessment team should also be contacted if requesting a special educational needs assessment. School places for children with Statements of SEN / EHC plans are allocated through the Statutory Assessment Panel. School places for children who do not have a Statement of SEN or an EHC plan are allocated through the school admissions team. Please note that in common with many other boroughs our schools are often full and available spaces are limited.

SEN Statutory Assessment Team
Tel: 0203 045 3311
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School Admissions Team
Tel: 020 8303 7777
e-mail -

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