Types of education settings

Somerset schools include mainstream schools, special schools and a range of specialist units to address 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 disability in their SEN Information Report, by using our school search.

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.

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 Disabilities.

Other types of school, 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:January 6, 2023 byGemma

Next review due:July 6, 2023

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