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My son needs to join a special needs school. How much time is required for the entire process?

AbygailAbygail Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 16 in Education and learning
My son needs to join a special needs school, we will be arriving in the U.K. during the last week of May, need advise on procedure and documents necessary/time required for the entire process.



  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,564

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    Hi @Abygail :) Welcome to the community.

    It might help if you provide a few more details about your situation. Are you moving to the UK from another country, or are you returning to the UK? Have you already had a look at schools in the area you're moving to? Is your son currently at school? Does your son have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP)? 

    We have an information page on SEN schools, which you might like to read.
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  • AbygailAbygail Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you, we will be moving into the U.K. from Kuwait and will new to the entire system. My son is 9 years old, completed Grade 3. He has learning/focus issues, needs special attention from his teachers. Thanks for the SEN page/info., will read through.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,709

    Scope community team

    Hi @Abygail and welcome to our online community, I hope your move to the UK goes smoothly :)

    In addition to the above, Scope's webpage on Extra SEN support is useful as it outlines what is available in England and how to access it.  While you might also find it handy to have contact details for organisations who specialise in SEN over here too.  They are:
    These webpages take you straight to respective contact pages.  As for time-lines as to how long the process could take, this would be very dependent on the school/area you're moving to, any covid-19 backlogs and input from various parties, so we wouldn't be able to advise on that.  However, feel free to get in touch with the SEN organisations above as they will have particular knowledge/expertise in this area :) 

    Good luck and please let us know how you get on. 
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