Manchester City Council

Finsbury Park attack

Manchester is sharing its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Finsbury Park attack, especially those who have lost a loved one or been injured and traumatised.

Sign the online book of condolence.

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Schools, education & childcare School places for children with special educational needs

Secondary school children

All our secondary schools take children with special educational needs (SEN).

If your child does not have an SEN ‘statement’

If your child does not have an SEN ‘statement’, please apply for a secondary place on this website. 

This applies if your child is going through an SEN statutory assessment, but doesn’t have a statement; or if your child’s school has an Individual Pupil Resource Agreement in place.

If your child is going into their first year of secondary school, the primary school will explain your child’s needs to the secondary school. 

If your child has an SEN ‘statement’

Most children with a statement transfer to a mainstream secondary school. A small number transfer to a specialist school, but only after discussion with you.

If your child is leaving primary school, we’ll send you a letter asking for your preference, plus a list of specialist schools you could still consider.

We'll then send you a letter telling you which school we plan to place the child in, and a proposed statement. The letter will explain what to do next. 

If you're not sure what to do please contact us:

Statutory Assessment Team 
1st Floor
Universal Square
Devonshire Street North
Ardwick
Manchester M12 6JH

Phone: 0161 245 7439
Fax: 0161 274 7084

Email: sen@manchester.gov.uk

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