Choosing a school

The below information is a check-list of areas for your to consider when choosing a school:

The School

Obtain from the school a copy of:

  • The prospectus, if appropriate, most information is usually found on the school's website.
  • Copy of the Special Educational Needs Policy (SEN).
  • The school's Information Report.


  • Parents should try to visit the school on a normal working day.
  • Are there special needs staff with qualifications in SpLD?
  • What training do all staff have in understanding and supporting SpLDs.
  • How will all staff be made aware of a child’s SpLD?

Admission/Acceptance of Pupils

Ask about the policy for acceptance of pupils with SpLDs and about accommodations in any entrance exams for pupils with SpLDs.

See also Access Arrangements page.