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.

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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.

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Ambitious About Autism - Ambitious College

Day college for young people with autism and complex needs.

The college offer places up to 25 years

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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

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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

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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.

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Southover Partnership

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.

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

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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.

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Page Last Updated:

February 13, 2023