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Here you can find information on which schools and colleges are available across the county. You will also be able to find out how each school and college caters for different levels of need and how to apply for a place. Look at the education outside the normal year group information and further advice if you want to change schools.

To view what is available for young people leaving statutory education, visit Post-16 Education and Training.

The Section 41 list shows all Independent schools & colleges for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

To find alternative provision offerings in Derbyshire, search the Alternative Provision Directory.

You can also find out more information on our Access and Inclusion Support Services which cover:

  • Inclusion Support Services (ISS)
    Behaviour Support Service (BSS)
    Autism Outreach (AO)
    Specialist Service for Special Education Needs (SSSEN)
    Sensory and Physical Support Service (SPSS)
  • All Age Inclusion Services (AAIS)
    Early Years SEN (EYSEN)
    Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
    Preparation for Adulthood (PfA)
  • Out of School Services (ACRE)
    Esteem MAT Alternative Provision Academies
    Temporary provisional panel (OOST and TMP) referrals
    Education Welfare Service (EWS)
    Elective Home Education (EHE)
  • Send Assessment Service (SENDAS)
  • The Virtual School (VS)
    The Virtual School for Children in our Care has the overall responsibility for monitoring, supporting and providing or resourcing interventions. This includes ensuring Special Educational or Disability (SEND) needs are identified and plans are reviewed for children in care and they are supported appropriately to achieve their best possible educational outcomes.

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