Independent SEND Provision approved by DfE
Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State for Education to publish a list of approved independent special schools. These schools and post-16 provisions can only be included on the list with their consent.
- schools and colleges approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 in England and Wales. Learn more about section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (external link).
- independent special schools in England, including non-maintained special schools (NMSS) - NMSS are schools that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996. Learn more about section 342 of the Education Act 1996 (external link).
*Please note that any independent special school that is not listed under Section 41, the Local Authority has no obligation to consider this educational setting*