Independent special schools and post-16 colleges

Brent supports the principle that children and young people’s education and training needs are usually best met when they are able to access local mainstream provision. However, in a very small number of cases, it may not be possible or appropriate to do this within the borough.

After discussions with our Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENAS), it may be possible for your child to attend independent specialist provision outside Brent. View the list of independent special schools and colleges approved by the government under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

Applications for this type of provision are based on the needs identified in the pupil’s education, health and care (EHC) plan assessment. If local provision does not meet these needs, consideration will be given to an alternative independent provider.