If your child has special needs, they can usually get all the support they need at a mainstream school.
Applying to a mainstream school
All mainstream schools follow government guidelines about supporting children with special needs, and you can see this information on their websites.
Apply for a school through the Hounslow admission process here
Applying to a mainstream school with specialist centre
If your child has more complex education or disability needs they may need to go to a school with a specialist centre.
This option may be suggested in an education health and care (EHC) plan
Specialist centres can include extra support for
- Autism spectrum
- physical disabilities
- speech, language and communication difficulties
- moderate and specific learning difficulties
- hearing impairment
- visual impairment
Applying to a special school
If the pupil’s needs can’t be met in a mainstream school with special centre, they could be referred to a special school.
You’ll need an EHC assessment to go to a special school.
Pupil referral unit
These schools provide temporary alternative education for pupils who may not be getting suitable education.
The focus is to get pupils back into a mainstream school as soon as possible.
Woodbridge Park Education Service is the pupil referral unit in Hounslow.