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Types of education settings

Somerset schools include mainstream schools, special schools and a range of specialist units to address Special Educational Needs (SEN).

There are 4 colleges providing Further Education opportunities.

You can find details of each school or college and what they provide for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities in their SEN Information Report, by using our school search.

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For children not yet of school age there are approximately 900 early years providers including opportunity groups, find one in your area by using our childcare search.

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There is also a range of alternative education for children and young people who are out of school.

What education settings provide

View the graduated response and provision that is ordinarily available in Somerset schools that the local authority expects to be available for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so that children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

Other types of schools, like academies and private schools, don’t have to follow the National Curriculum but still have standards they have to meet. If your child attends an academy and you have any concerns or questions about the curriculum, please contact the academy directly.

Last reviewed: August 25, 2023 by William

Next review due: February 25, 2024

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