This page has information on secondary school age education (11 years old and up) in Bristol for young people with special educational needs.  Young people who find learning difficult are offered extra help and support from their teachers and this encouragement can often be enough for them to make good progress. Students who still struggle may need more help or special equipment.

The school, college or other setting will work with parents and carers using a wide range of resources and support to work out what the child or young person needs and how they can help. This could be related to their health and care, as well as education. 


Going to secondary school

Information and advice around starting secondary school.


Schools and settings

Information on the different types in Bristol, including special schools.


The Bristol Toolkit - SEND in Education

Information, advice and guidance on SEN Support and Education, Health and Care Plans.


School funding

How school places are funded.


Complaints and disagreements

What to if you want to make a complaint or disagree with a decision.


How education services work in Bristol

Information on how Education services are funded and organised.


Alternative learning

Education outside of schools.


Sensory Support Service

Support for children with visual, hearing or multiple sensory needs.


Bristol Autism Team

Support and advice for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (was ASDOT).


Inclusion Services

Advice for schools on supporting children with special educational need, including Education Psychology.


Home to School Travel

Information on getting to and from school.



This page has information for residents in the City of Bristol.  Find out about what other Local Authorities do.

Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.


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