The aim of a Specialist Resource Base is to provide targeted support which enables children to make progress, achieve their identified outcomes and continue to access the mainstream curriculum while being provided with a specialist intervention programme. This may include additional and different provision, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or music therapy.
The list of the Specialist Resource Bases in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster also includes information on their specialist area, their latest Ofsted grade and the number of places that they offer. We have also produced a map, which shows the location of the Resource Bases.
In general, special schools provide for children with multiple and/or more complex special educational needs. Special schools provide adapted and different education to support young people through their education and to ensure that they achieve the specific outcomes they have identified, with the aim of working towards independence.
The list of the special schools in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster also includes information on their specialist area, their latest Ofsted grade and the number of places that they offer.
For young people with SEN, there is a range of course options provided in further education colleges and sixth forms. The provision is intended to support young people towards independence and employment, building on young people’s strengths and interests. Here is a list to some local post 16 education providers:
London College of Beauty Therapy
Fashion Retail Academy
Westminster Adult Education Service
Q6 - Queensmill
St Charles College
City of Westminster College
William Morris Sixth Form College
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
Westminster Kingsway College
Independent Special Institutions
For the Department for Education list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions visit GOV.UK.
Westminster City Council also commissions places at specialist independent schools.
Following the implementation of the Children and Families Act, the council is reviewing their Accessibility Strategy arrangements. The revised strategy will be published here.