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.
If there is not a special school that meets your childs needs there maybe schools in other boroughs or independent schools that maybe suitable. Further information on these can be found here
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.