See our Local Offer News and SEND Local Offer Review and Action Plan pages for details of our plans to expand our special schools.

5 to 15 year olds

Most children and young people with special educational needs go to mainstream schools alongside other children without such needs. This helps children to make friends locally and be part of the community.

Primary schools are usually for children aged 5-11, but there are also infant schools for ages 5-7, and junior schools for ages 7-11.

Secondary schools are usually for young people aged 11 to 16 years of age, but some called University Technical Colleges are for 14 to 19 year olds.

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29 January 2018

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