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/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: 03000 421160 SENEast@kent.gov.uk
North Kent: 03000 419345 SENNorth@kent.gov.uk
West Kent: 03000 420997 SENWest@kent.gov.uk
South Kent: 03000 420889 SENSouth@kent.gov.uk
See the Admission Procedure steps below for more detailed information.