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Primary school provision

There are 78 mainstream primary settings in Dudley (40 of which have Nursery provision). Each setting has published a description of their SEND support on their website and links to this information can be found in Schools & Colleges SEND Reports.

All mainstream schools use the graduated approach to meeting your child’s needs. They also have a delegated SEND budget to meet additional learning needs. They will all have a SENCO or Inclusion manager to co-ordinate the provision your child needs. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, talk to your child’s teacher in the first instance. If you are still concerned, make an appointment to see your SENCO.

Secondary school provision

There are 19 mainstream secondary schools in Dudley. Each setting has published a description of their SEND support on their website and links to this information can be found in Schools & Colleges SEND Reports.

All mainstream settings use the graduated approach to meeting your child’s needs. All settings maintained by the local authority have a delegated SEND budget to meet additional learning needs. They will all also have a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) or Inclusion manager to coordinate the provision your child needs. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, talk to your child’s teacher in the first instance. If you are still concerned, make an appointment to see your SENCO.

Specialist provision

Special schools cater for children and young people with learning difficulties, who may also have other associated difficulties such as autism, sensory impairment or physical disability.

Schools

Find a school in Dudley

Information about schools and special schools can be found on the website-

Schools in Dudley

School admissions

The School Admissions Service deals with the statutory function of ensuring that parents have the opportunity to express a school preference and give reasons for that preference. 

The service co-ordinates all school admission applications both at the normal point of entry and throughout the school year. We offer advice and guidance to parents and ensure that all applications are treated equally and fairly.

How are special educational needs met in schools?

If a child has a learning difficulty or a disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children of their age, they may have special educational needs (SEN).

The SEND Code of Practice provides guidance from the Department of Education to all schools and local authorities on how to carry out their responsibilities under the new arrangements.

Education other than at school

Elective Home Education: Educating your child outside the mainstream school system.