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Independent Schools

For some children and young people there may be times when their needs cannot be met by a local mainstream provider in York and a more specialist provider may be more appropriate.

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions.

To view the list of independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act please view the Section 41 Secretary of State approved list document on the Government website. This website also has a list of non maintained and independent special schools in England.


For information on approved post 16 institutions, visit the Specialist Colleges page.