SEND schools information for professionals

Information and advice for professionals about North Yorkshire schools provision for children and young people with SEND.

Schools in North Yorkshire

If a child or young person's need cannot be met in a mainstream school or setting with the involvement of the SEND hubs, they may require a special school place. Except in very rare circumstances, special schools take pupils with an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

Special schools

There are seven maintained special schools and three special academies in North Yorkshire. You can find and compare schools near you here. You can also view details of independent schools for students with special educational needs here, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

You can find more detailed information, including contact numbers, addresses, type of special educational needs (SEN) provision and Ofsted reports, on the UK Government 'Get information about schools' website.

More information regarding post-16 providers in North Yorkshire is available in the preparing for adulthood – education and employment section.

Preparing for adulthood

Read our guidance on preparation for adulthood outcomes.