Some mainstream schools have additional funding to provide places for pupils with a specific type of SEND.
This is called additionally resourced provision (ARP). These places are only available to pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan.
This specialist provision caters for children with:
- autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)
- hearing impairments (HI)
- speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
The placement is considered and agreed by a panel of education, health and social care professionals, based on the admissions criteria of the school’s ARP. The council then makes an application to the school on behalf of the child.
The following nurseries and schools in Brent have specialist provision
Nursery and primary schools
|autistic spectrum disorder||Oakington Manor Primary School|
|Carlton Vale Infants School|
|Fryent Primary School|
|The Kilburn Park School|
|hearing impairment||Kingsbury Green Primary School|
|speech, language and communication||Oakington Manor Primary School|
Secondary and sixth form
|autistic spectrum disorder||Preston Manor School|
|hearing impairment||Kingsbury High School|
|speech, language and communication||Preston Manor School|
Independent schools, colleges and post-16 providers
Brent supports the principle that children and young people’s education and training needs are usually best met through local mainstream provision.
In a very small number of cases, it may not be possible or appropriate to do this within the borough.
A list of independent special schools and colleges approved by the government under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act can be found on the GOV.UK website.
If your child has an EHC plan, our Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENAS) will need to consider any request to attend an independent school or college.