Continuum of Provision

Page updated: 20/10/2022

Some of our mainstream schools have specialist resource provisions (SRPs) for pupils with complex learning disabilities.

We also have seven special schools and a service for Education other than at School (EOTAS) which includes a Pupil Referral Unit. 

The distinction between mainstream and special schools is a legal one. A special school is wholly for pupils with SEND and is specifically for children with complex special educational needs and/or disabilities whose needs cannot be met within the mainstream schooling system.

Some non-maintained or independent schools cater wholly or mainly for children with SEND and are often referred to as independent special schools.

More information about our specialist provision can be found here