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What is a special school?
Special schools are schools that specialise in providing an education for children or young people who have been identified as having a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Special Schools educate children whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream setting, and whose parents or carers have agreed to or requested a special school placement.
Most children or young people who attend a special school have a statement or Education, Health and Care Plan.
What special school are available in Hackney?
Hackney's currently has three special schools:
Please click on the links above for further information about admissions, specialisms and approaches taken in each of the schools.
Where can I find more information about schools?
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan you can discuss possible options with the Plan Coordinator.
Alternatively, for a comprehensive list of education providers please see the government website Get information about schools: https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/
Record Last Updated on: 30/07/2018