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Which schools can be requested in the EHC Plan?

When a draft EHC plan has been prepared for a child or young person, the local authority will inform the parent or young person that they can request a particular school or other institution to be named in the plan.

The school or other institution is defined as:

  • A maintained school
  • A maintained nursery school
  • An academy
  • An institution within the further education sector in England
  • A non-maintained special school
  • An institution approved by the Secretary of State under section 41 (independent special schools and special post-16 institutions: approval) of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Details of most schools can be found in the education section (opens in a new window) of the local offer and details of all institutions under section 41 can be found by following the link below.

For further information on Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act please see links to other, useful websites section of this page.