Secondary - Age 11 to 16

Choosing a school

Secondary schools and academies hold open events, which give you the chance to have a look around and ask questions. 

If your child does not have a statement or EHC Plan you will have to apply for a school place using the mainstream application form.

Section 41

Provisions approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014, allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent special schools and special post-16 provisions, that can be considered in the preparation of an Education, Health and Care plan by local authorities. These schools and post 16 provisions can only be included on the list with their consent.

SEN support for parents and carers

Sutton Information, Advice and Support Service (SIASS) provides information and advice to parents of children with SEN regarding their child’s education. Previously known as Sutton Parent Partnership Service.  

Sutton Parents Forum is run by parents/carers of disabled children/young people, for parents/carers of disabled children/young people, who live in the London Borough of Sutton. If that describes you, then you don't have to join, you already belong. 

Sutton Apprenticeship Hub      

The hub is designed to help people aged 16+ that have left, or are due to leave secondary education, make the right decisions about their next steps to that dream career.

The hub is designed to support parents, teachers and employers too, helping everyone to understand the benefits of apprenticeships here in Sutton and its surrounding areas, and how we can all support young people to make the right decisions. Find out more.

More information on school admissions

Anti Bullying Advice     Information, advice and support available on how to protect yourself and deal with  different types of bullying. This includes cyberbullying, bullying related to race, religion, culture, bullying of young people with learning difficulties or young carers.

The Communication Trust is a coalition of more than 50 not-for-profit organisations working together to support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. The Trust has created a single 'Local Offer' webpage which is designed to supply information about services and resources available to families with children who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Young people's videos on SEN and disability reforms

Ofsted, information on further education and skills

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you thinkabout your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Guide to staying safe online
Guide to staying safe out and about
Towards Independence Leaflet