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How SEND support is funded in mainstream state-funded schools

Please note that the details below do not apply to schools that make a charge for the education of children and young people aged 5 to 18 years – also known as private or independent schools, fee-paying or fee-charging schools and sometimes also referred to…

New Information on the Local Offer Website April 2019

Many thanks to our volunteers, Friends of the Local Offer, who have requested the following information for Blackburn with Darwen parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Information for parents and carers who are new to SEND The Graduated Response…

SEND funding – The basics

  Funding for high needs pupils (which includes EHC plans and IPRAs) is based on three elements: Element 1 – the first £4000 covers the basic costs that apply to every pupil, whether they have SEND or not.  Element 2 - The next £6000, also…

Pupil Premium Plus

The Pupil Premium Plus provides funding for the DfE policy to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap with their peers. For the financial year 2019-2020, the basis of Pupil Premium Plus allocation to the Local Authority for Children in Our…

Arrangements for Top Up Funding and Educational Placements

If you would like to follow a signed version of this information, please click on the BSL logo above. This factsheet provides information about both these processes: an overview of what top up funding is, how it is accessed and what it can be used…

Access to Work

The department for work and pensions provide an Access to Work grant for those individuals who are looking to: start work stay in work move into self-employment or start a business and would benefit from practical support to do this.   The grant is not…

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a: long-term health condition mental health condition specific learning difficulty, eg dyslexia To view Government’s information on who is eligible and how…

Bridging the Gap - A Guide to Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAS) in Higher Education

You may be eligible for additional financial support while you are studying. Disabled Students’ Allowances are grants to pay for the extra costs you may have as a result of your disability. These grants do not have to be paid back. Student Finance England is…