Specialist SEN Providers
Below is a list of specialist education providers for children and young people with special educational needs.
John Dewey College
Area 51 is an Independent Specialist Provider for young people who have severe, complex or profound learning difficulties, from 16 to 25 year olds. They deliver full-time courses in preparation for life and work, enabling our young people to make a successful transition from childhood to adulthood.
The Autism Project
The Autism Project is a full time 2-year (36 weeks per year) employment programme for young adults in London on the autism spectrum, who would like to be employed but need more confidence, support and experience to start applying for their first job. This is for age ranges 16 to 25 years.
Students have real work experience placements within Guys and St Thomas’s hospitals (South London) and the Whittington Hospital (North London). There are also class based learning sessions where they learn valuable employability and functional skills.
- Find out more on the Care Trade website (external link)
Ambitious About Autism - Ambitious College
Day college for young people with autism and complex needs.
- You can find out more on the Ambitious College website (external link)
The college offer places up to 25 years
Action For Kids (my AFK)
my AFK (previously Action For Kids) has been helping transform the lives of young people with physical and learning disabilities, across the country, since 1991, through the provision of mobility equipment, learning, training and support. The setting offers places up to 25 year olds
- You can find out more on the Action For Kids (my AFK) website (external link)
The Harington Scheme
The Harington scheme provides training for people with learning disabilities and other support needs in horticulture and retail. The setting offers places up to 25 year olds
- You can find more on the Harington Scheme website (external link)
The Holmewood School
Private school for young people up to 19 years old with high-functioning autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and other language, communication and social difficulties Includes students funded through their EHC plan.
- You can find more on the Holmewood School website (external link)
Southover Partnership is a group of private schools which offer full time education placements for students with statements and Education and Health Care (EHC) plans up to 19 years old. For young people on the autistic spectrum, have ADHS PDA, and other social, emotional or mental health needs.
- You can find more on the Southover Parnership website (external link)
Work Skills Learning
Work Skills learning is a specialist college who design a bespoke curriculum for young people who need support to get back into learning and build their confidence in their own skills and abilities. They aim to support young people to gain nationally recognised accreditations, further education and work. The setting offers places up to 25 year olds
- You can find out more on the Work Skills Learning website (external link)
Development and Learning Opportunities (DALO)
DALO provides a programme for young people with learning disabilities. This can be funded by social services as part of your support plan.
- You can find more on the DALO website (external link)
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