The admission of pupil's with Education Health Care Plan's (EHCPs) to schools is a matter for the Local Authority who has statutory responsibility for arranging their provision. There are admissions criteria for each special school that are applied in order to determine if a particular special school would be a suitable placement. A link to the admissions criteria for Kent special schools can be found below:

Range of Special Schools available to pupils in each district


The named officer in the relevant Area Education Office explains the arrangements for admission to parents and carers as part of the statutory assessment process or as part of any school transition process but further advice is available directly from the Area Offices:

East Kent : 01227 284405

South Kent: 03000 420889

North Kent : 01622 696244

West Kent : 03000 412206

Special Schools Admissions Criteria for PSCN Schools