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Special schools

Where can I find a list of all the special schools in the East Riding?

A list of all the special schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to download from the East Riding of Yorkshire School Finder.

You can download a printable list of schools or search using various criteria such as key words, type of school, location etc.

Using the East Riding of Yorkshire School Finder you can find out schools' web and email addresses, term dates and other contact details.

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Where can I find a the location of special schools in the East Riding?

The East Riding of Yorkshire School Finder allows you to search for schools by location.  The results of the search will give you schools' web and email addresses, term dates and other contact details.

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Where do I go to find out about a particular school?

You should speak to the Headteacher to find out all about the school using the East Riding of Yorkshire School Finder to get their contact details.  You can check how well the school is performing by using the Ofsted website to search for the school.

Ofsted (external website)

You can compare the school's test results using the performance table via the web link below.

Department for Education Performance Tables (external website)

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What do I do if my child has special needs and I want them to attend a nursery in a special school?

 You should contact the headteacher at the special school who will consider your application using the policy available to download below.

Special School Nursery Admissions Policy (word 108kb opens in a  new window)

Special School Nursery Admissions Policy (pdf 115kb opens in a  new window)

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What are the options for my special needs child when he/she reaches school age?

Children with special educational needs will be admitted to schools in accordance with the Government's code of practice on school admissions and code of practice on special educational needs.

Wherever possible, children with special educational needs attend their local mainstream school, although in some cases it is recognised that specialist provision is more appropriate.  All parents of pupils with statements of special educational needs can express a preference for the school they would like their children to attend.

Information about special schools and a booklet setting out the provisions made by the authority for children with special educational needs are available on request from the Special Educational Needs section.

Tel: (01482) 392165

Assessment of Special Educational Needs (pdf 213kb opens in new window)

Statements of Special Educational Needs (pdf 181kb opens in new window)

Annual Review Statement (pdf 203kb opens in new window)


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What changes are going to be made to the special schools in East Riding of Yorkshire?

 

Following consultation and the publication of formal notices, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Cabinet met on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 to make decisions about the proposals to make changes to the provision at the three special schools in East Riding of Yorkshire: Kingsmill Special School, Riverside Special School and St. Anne’s Special School.

 

The aim of the proposed changes is to create three area special schools, with each school providing for a wider range of children and students than is currently the case.  At its meeting on Tuesday, the Cabinet approved the following proposed changes to the schools:

Kingsmill Special School -  to change the school’s special educational needs characteristics in order to support students with severe and complex learning difficulties;

Riverside Special School -  to change the school’s special educational needs characteristics in order to support students with severe and complex learning difficulties; increase the school’s upper age limit from 16 to 19 years of age; and to lower the age range to two years of age so children can start in the term after their second birthday;

St Anne’s Special School - to change the school’s special educational needs characteristics in order to support students with severe and complex learning difficulties; and to lower the age range to two years of age so children can start in the term after their second birthday.

 

Following advice from the government’s Department for Education about changes that have been made to the regulations concerning the funding arrangements for special schools, the Council’s Cabinet did not approve the proposals to increase the upper age limits at the schools from 25 years of age.

 

Copies of the paper submitted to the Cabinet and the minutes of the meeting on 9 December 2014 can be seen by clicking here.

For more information please contact:

Alison Mottershaw - School Organisation Officer

Tel: (01482) 392120

Email: alison.mottershaw@eastriding.gov.uk

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