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EHCP: we need to select a school. Help!

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Perplexedicom Sun 28-Aug-16 11:44:15

I don't know the process now. After almost two years of battling to get an EHCP for my son, we are stunned to have received one.
Now, which schools do you know that are suitable for an academically very able child who needs support? There only seem to be specialist schools for children with MLD or SPD.

youarenotkiddingme Sun 28-Aug-16 11:55:37

Can you look at independent specialist schools? Cmabian and priory groups are the ones that spring to mind.

Or any schools with ASD units attached?

PolterGoose Sun 28-Aug-16 11:56:08

Can you give a rough geographical area and rough profile of your ds?

If I lived up north I would be looking at Breckenbrough.

Perplexedicom Sun 28-Aug-16 12:11:12

I've been told to look everywhere as there's nothing in our county

youarenotkiddingme Sun 28-Aug-16 12:14:28

Ok how about a rough area - north or south east or west!

Is it for boarding, day school? Are they willing to pay independent?

PolterGoose Sun 28-Aug-16 12:19:20

You do know England is quite big grin

You need to be looking at what's reasonable travel time and work out a reasonable area to look at. There is a list of special schools somewhere and hopefully someone who knows it can post it.

My general observation is that schools considered to be failing by the usual measures, the ones most parents avoid, with higher EAL, FSM and SENs, tend to be better.

Perplexedicom Sun 28-Aug-16 12:32:08

That's a really useful observation. South east. I'm only being vague because we have been pursued by journalists. I'd like them not to gain info.

JudyCoolibar Sun 28-Aug-16 15:27:12

If he has ASD, try Grateley, Southlands, Blossom House. Maybe LVS Hassocks.

Perplexedicom Sun 28-Aug-16 15:43:50

Are they good for academically v able chikdren? If he's not stretched, his behaviour is more 'interesing'. Challenging work tends to keep him focused and stimulated.

mummytime Sun 28-Aug-16 21:50:56

Is he the right type forSt Dominic's? I'veheard sime good things about them. Or would a specialist unit at MS be better?
Have you talked to anyone at the NAS?

Melawati Mon 29-Aug-16 16:28:43

perplexed we've just been looking for similar schools - I've sent you a DM.

Perplexedicom Sat 03-Sep-16 08:16:18

I've not heard of St D's. Anyone have a link as I don't want to b looking at the wrong one.

Perplexedicom Sat 03-Sep-16 08:17:14

Melawati i can't see any PMs

Melawati Sat 03-Sep-16 08:47:47

I think you've got me confused with someone else. You replied to my DMgrin

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