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Special schools in Sheffield

Special schools are designated where:

  • All the pupils have Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • All staff have specialist knowledge and expertise
  • Classes are small
  • Specialist equipment is available

Some of these schools have help for children from nursery age.  Increasingly these schools develop links with mainstream schools.

If your child attends a special school they:

  • Will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN).
  • May travel to school by special bus or taxi provided by us.
  • Will be educated in a school where all children have Special Educational Needs.
  • May visit a mainstream school for some lessons.
  • May have speech therapy, physiotherapy or nursing help provided in school if this is agreed by the Health Authority


Special teaching arrangements in school for types of needs

  • Learning difficulties
  • Severe and multiple learning difficulties
  • Physical difficulties
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Communication difficulties

Download The Stepping Stones to Transition booklet for more information about specialist help in Sheffield.

Parents guide – Stepping Stones to Transition


Local Offer

Services and activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities age 0 to 25, includes:

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