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What are section 41 approved settings?
Sometimes parents may feel that an Independent School is best placed to meet the needs of their child or young person.
Where appropriate an independent school could been named in section i of the child or young person's Education Health and Care Plan.
Independent schools (also known as ‘ private schools’ or "fee paying schools") charge for pupils to attend instead of being funded by the government.
Pupils who go to an independent or private school don’t have to follow the national curriculum.
All private schools must be registered with the government and are inspected regularly.
Reports on the inspections of independent and private schools are published online by the organisation responsible for inspecting them.
Who inspects independent and private schools?
Half of all independent schools are inspected by Ofsted.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate inspects schools that are members of the Independent Schools Council.
Some other schools are inspected by the School Inspection Service.
Schools and colleges for pupils with special educational needs approved under section 41 of the Children's and Families Act:
The Department for Education has a list of registered Independent Schools and colleges for pupils with special educational needs approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.
You access the latest list of these schools in the external links section of this page.
Record Last Updated on: 16/05/2019