Funding that helps pupils who need bespoke and significant physical changes to a mainstream school site
We have a potential amount of money available each year for funding ‘School Access Initiatives’.
The Schools Access Initiative provides funding to a mainstream school to improve its accessibility for a specified individual disabled pupil where the costs are high and it is clear the costs cannot be met any other way.
This funding helps pupils who need bespoke and significant physical changes to a mainstream school site. The changes are usually because of a pupil’s physical, medical, hearing or visual disability.
Through the School Access Initiative, together with mainstream schools, we can:
The type of adaptation needed must
The Initiative does not change the usual responsibilities of schools to plan financially for improving their accessibility.
The school, together with a relevant specialist support service can make a referral to the funding panel for this funding.
Schools Access Initiative Funding Guidance
Somerset SEND Strategy
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