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Considering providers - what to think about 

The local authority has a duty to make sure there is efficient use of public money. There is a limit to the funding available to local authorities to provide support to all the children and young people who need extra help in education.

It is a key aim in Hackney that wherever possible the education needs of young people with SEND are met locally. This helps most young people remain with their families and develop their friendships and connections to the community they live in.

When choosing and agreeing placements with families, as well as careful consideration of the young person's needs and wishes, careful consideration will be given to placement and transport options and costs.

Most young people with special educational needs and or disability can continue their Post 16 education in a mainstream 6th Form, Further Education College or at the Specialist School maintained by the local authority that they are already attending.

Hackney is creating more specialist Post 16 places with the The Garden specialist autism school. 

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Post 16 education options in Hackney's mainstream Sixth Form College and Further Education College...

Local Sixth Froms and Colleges

Look for information on a range of local Sixth Form and College options here on the Hackney Education website. 

New City College Hackney

New City College Hackney is a local further education college. The college has a Sixth Form Centre and offers a range of courses from entry level to higher education including; entry level, ESOL, GCSE's, A levels, BTEC's,vocational and occupational courses, apprecticeships and Supported Internships. 

The college offers an environment where young people and adults can study and socialise together.

See the colleges website for specific information about different entry requirements for courses. 

Find information about courses offered sepcifically for young people with SEND at New City College Hackney here.

Bsix Sixth From College Hackney

Bsix offers a range of courses at all levels for pupils aged 16-18 years with a flexible and varied curriculum. Every student has a personal Tutor who will be the main point of contact with parents and families. Once your son or daughter has enrolled, you will be contacted by their tutor as an introduction. Bsix is an inclusive college experienced in supporting students with a range of needs and SEND and enabelin them to experience success. Find course information from Bsix here

Specialist Post 16 options in Hackney....

Stormont House School Sixth Form

Stormont House is a mixed day community special school students who have complex and inter-related social and emotional, social communication or mental health needs. They currently have a Year 12 post 16 offer with students linking in to other appropriate providers for Year 13 and beyond. Through its offer of extended and supported work experience and work-based learning the sixth form provision offer students:

  • an opportunity to continue to achieve in their studies
  • experience the of the wider world of work
  • supports and prepares students for their future progression and transition into employment and independent living 

Find information about Stormont House School Sixth Form here.  .  

Ickburgh School Special School 

Ickburgh School is a Special School providing enhanced support for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The school caters for pupils between the ages of 3 to 19 years of age.The school’s provision is divided into three Pathways designed to meet a range of needs. Classes in each Pathway run across Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.

  • Connecting Learners - For learners with severe learning difficulties and Autism
  • Active Learners - For learners with severe learning difficulties
  • Sensory Learners - For learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties, many of whom have physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments and complex medical needs. 

Find information about Ickbrugh school here

The Garden School

Hackney is creating more specialist Post 16 places with the The Garden specialist autism school. 

Out of borough Post 16 education and training providers...

This is not an exhaustive list of providers but it does include settings that other young people with SEND from Hackney may have attended to continue with their education after they were 16.  

If you are choosing an out of borough setting think carefully about travel arrangements to mange the journey independently and what might be needed to make the transition to a course out of Hackney successful. 

City of Westminster College mainstream courses for students with SEND and College SEND offer for those with Learning Disabilities

New City College courses for students with SEND all campuses

Newham College supported learning programmes

Barnet and Southgate College student support

City and Islington (candi) student support

Capel Manor specialist environmental college student support

WAC Arts inclusion programmes

Waltham Forest College additional learning support

Westminster Kingsway College additional learning support

College of North East London (CONEL) student support

Harrow College learning support and Centre of Excellence for the Hearing Impaired 

Harrington Scheme opportunites for yung people with learning disabilities and or difficulties

Ambitious College at CONEL autism specialist provision

Shooters Hill Sixth Form College additional learning support and deaf and visual imparement offer

City Lit Deaf education programmes and support

Deaf Trust College Doncaster

WESC Foundation - specialist centre for visual impairement

Elfrida Rathbone Camden Leighton College for young people with learning disabilities

John Dewy Specilaist College Haringey

Other sources of information about Post 16 providers....

You can look for information about colleges in other boroughs via each local authorities Local Offer website...

Newham SEND Local Offer website
Islington SEND Local Offer website
Haringey SEND Local Offer website
Tower Hamlets SEND Local Offer website

The Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency maintain a list of specilaist schools, colleges and training providers for pupils with SEND which have been approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act. 

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