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This booklet is for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Newcastle upon Tyne


All children have a right to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals and live fulfilling lives
  • make a successful transition into becoming an adult – whether that is into further and higher education, training or work

Additional Funding

All mainstream schools have additional funding to meet the needs of pupils with SEND. From this additional funding an individual pupil can receive up to £6,000 of support within a year if required.

If necessary, the school can apply for top up funding from the Local Authority above this £6,000. However, schools must be able to provide evidence of how the £6,000 has been spent before they can apply for any additional funding.

Special Provision

If your child’s needs cannot be met within mainstream provision there is Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) and Special School provision available in Newcastle.