Specialist education is for those with the most complex needs who have a Statement or an Education, Health and Care plan.
You can find a
guide in the documents section which describes the different types of provision. In Leeds there are different types of specialist provision to meet different needs: Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres (SILCs), SILC partnership schools, and resourced provisions in mainstream schools. You can search for a
SILC school near you or find schools in your area by using the
Services provided under Leeds Local Offer.
Leeds City Council have invested £45 million to transform specialist education across the city, to create world class provision for children with additional SEMH needs through a new multi-site academy known as Springwell Leeds.
The academy will offer a continuum of provision for children and young people with more complex needs with specialist teaching areas, sensory rooms, outside learning areas, sports pitches as well as multi-use games areas. Springwell Leeds will be split over four sites in total including three new builds located in the north, east and south of the city. Building work is now underway, with all academies being operational by September 2018.
Advice and support
If you are considering educating your child at home (elective home education), visit the
Family Information Service site for more information.
If you need advice you can contact the Leeds SEND Information Advice and Support Service (formerly Parent Partnership Service) on
0113 378 5020 or send an email to:
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