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Special Educational Needs

All free schools receive all or part of their funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), which is part of the Department for Education. However, different types of free school receive different amounts:

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These schools were approved as part of a free school wave jointly led by the DfE and local authorities, which closed in September 2019.

Unity Howard, Director of New Schools Network, said:

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

"The Public Accounts Committee’s report on Support for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is concerning.

"The report highlights the difficulties many families face in securing an ECH plan, which too frequently leave our most vulnerable children lacking the support they need. This simply cannot be justified.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Special Educational Needs
Not yet inspected

NAS Vanguard School is a special school for those aged 11-18 with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). The school opened in 2020 and is part of the National Autistic Society Academies (NAS) Trust.

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SGS Pegasus School is an all-through 4-18 special school in Bristol for those with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Special Educational Needs
Outstanding

Pioneer House High School is an 11-19 special school in Manchester. The school, which opened in 2016, is part of the Prospere Learning Trust and can cater for up to 100 pupils.

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Kisharon School is an all-through 4-19 special school with a Jewish-faith ethos in Barnet, North West London.

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ACE Tiverton Special School opened in 2019 in Tiverton, Devon.

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The Harbour School in Dorset offers a therapeutic education to pupils aged 10 to 19 across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth.

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Special Educational Needs
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Capella House is a school for 4 to 19 year olds with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). They opened in Twickenham, West London, as part of the Auriga Academy Trust.