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Education and childcare outside Merton

If you live close to the border with another Local Authority, your closest provider could be in a neighbouring borough. For children with SEN, there also may be a specialist provision in another borough that you want to consider for your child. To help you…

Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service work with parents and children aged 4-16 years old until they cease to be of compulsory school age (last Friday in June in the academic year they are 16), schools and other agencies to make sure that all children receive an…

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans

Some children and young people who have special educational needs may need extra support which cannot be provided from the resources available at their early years setting, school or college. To make sure that the right extra support is provided for these children and young…

Exam access arrangements

How do SEN or Disabled Pupils gain access to public examinations? What is an exam access arrangement? This is a special adjustment that a pupil with special educational needs or a disability requires in order to be able to take an examination. For example, a…

Feedback on Merton's Local Offer

London Borough of Merton has published its 2018 Annual Feedback Report on the Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities. The feedback is from parents, children and young people, professionals and practitioners. It covers information provided online and the services that are provided and used by families in…

First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

You can appeal to this Tribunal (often referred to as the SEND Tribunal) if you disagree with the Local Authority’s decision about your child’s special educational needs. For example if they refuse to: assess or reassess your child or young person’s educational, health and care…

Free early education and childcare for 2-year-olds

In Merton, some children are entitled to up to 15 hours a week of free part-time early education and childcare at the age of two. This adds up to 570 hours a year spent playing, learning and make friends in a stimulating, safe environment. Enjoying good quality early education…

Free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All 3 and 4-year-old children are entitled to up to 15 hours a week of free early education and childcare. This adds up to 570 hours per year. This is called the Universal Entitlement. 3 and 4-year-olds whose parents are working may be able to get…

Funding for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Early Years settings and Schools

For most children in maintained mainstream settings, schools, academies and free schools, education is funded from the setting or school’s own budget. This includes those with SEN.

Funding for young people aged 16 to 25 with SEN or disabilities

Please note: this information is currently under review
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