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Mainstream schools and specialist provision

Each school publishes a SEN information report on their website, which explains how they meet the needs of children with SEND. Use our school's map to search for schools by postcode and find their website and contact information.

Most children in Enfield will be supported in a mainstream school with universal or targeted services. Each school publishes a SEN information report on their website, which explains how they meet the needs of children with SEND. Use our school's map to search for schools by postcode and find their website and contact information.

Some schools have a Specially Resourced Provision (SRP) and Designated Units (Units). In Enfield, these are known as Additionally Resourced Provisions (ARPs).

Where children have been identified as needing more support than can be provided in a mainstream classroom, they may be offered a place in a local authority ARP. These are part of mainstream schools in order to allow some integration with mainstream peers. ARPs are small scale learning environments with limited places that have a specialist focus. Places in local authority ARPs are allocated by Enfield SEN Services.

The following schools are funded by the LA to provide ARPs.

Primary/early years

Additional Resourced Provisions

Provision is on the site of a mainstream school and is staffed by adults employed by the mainstream school. Integration between pupils in the ARP and the main school is facilitated wherever possible.

School Key stage Number of places Type
Brimsdown HIRBIE KS1, KS2 12 Hearing impairment
Students receive support from a specialist teacher of the deaf and communication support workers, but will be integrated within mainstream lessons for most of the school day
Bowes Autism
Discontinued from Summer 2021 and will be located at Delta from September 2021
Chesterfield KS1, KS2 16 (2x8) Complex needs including autism
De Bohun KS1, KS2 16 (2x8) Complex needs including autism
Eastfield KS1, KS2 8 Complex needs including autism
Eldon KS1, KS2 16 (2x8) Complex needs including autism
Galliard KS1, KS2 8 Complex needs including autism
Starksfield KS1, KS2 8 Complex needs including autism

Satellite provision

Specialist provision that is staffed by an existing Enfield special school on an alternative site. Pupils will be on roll at the special school.

School Key stage Number of places Type
Russet House at Suffolks KS1, KS2 14 Autism
Russet House at Carterhatch Nursery 5 Autism
Waverley at Bell Lane Nursery 14 Complex needs including autism
Waverley at Honilands Nursery 23 Profound and multiple learning disabilities

Speech and Language Resource Bases (SLRBs)

The SEN Service, in consultation with the Speech and Language Service, can allocate pupils to a Speech and Language Resource Base. Attendance is limited to two days a week and pupils attend their main school for the other three days. They remain on roll at their main school. After a period of specialist input at the SLRB with outreach support from the specialist teacher to the main school, the child returns to the main school full time.

School Key stage Number of places Type
Houndsfield KS1 16 Speech and language
Suffolks KS1, KS2 32 (2x16) Speech and language

Secondary

Additionally Resourced Provisions

Provision is on the site of a mainstream school and is staffed by adults employed by the mainstream school. Integration between pupils in the ARP and the main school is facilitated wherever possible.

School Key stage Number of places Type
Highlands HIRB KS3, KS4, KS5 16 Hearing impairment
Highlands HIRB students are fully integrated into the mainstream school. Students receive support from a specialist teacher of the deaf and communication support workers, but receive most of their tuition within mainstream lessons.

Satellite provision

Specialist provision that is staffed by an existing Enfield special school on an alternative site. Pupils will be on roll at the special school.

School Key stage Type
Durants at Winchmore KS3, KS4 Autism
Integration between pupils in the satellite and the mainstream school is still facilitated wherever possible. The special school and the host schoolwork in partnership but responsibility for pupil progress lies with the special school.
West Lea ARC at Chace Community KS3, KS4 Complex needs including autism

If it’s not possible for your child to be supported in a mainstream school, they may be considered for a place in a special school. There are six special schools in Enfield. All pupils attending will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

You can visit the website of each individual special school for more detailed information about what they offer, and to children with which type of needs.

Primary

School Age Key stage Type
Russet House 3-11 KS1, KS2

Autism
Russet House has satellite provisions at Suffolks Primary and Carterhatch 

Secondary

School Age Key stage Type
Durants 11-18 KS3, KS4, KS5 Autism
Durants has a satellite provision at Winchmore Secondary School
Salmons Brook 11-16 KS3, KS4 Social, emotional and mental health needs
(opening September 2022)

All through (primary and secondary)

School Age Key stage Type
Oaktree 7-19 KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Complex needs
Waverley 3-19 KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Some pupils have visual, hearing, medical or physical impairments.
West Lea 5-19 KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Complex needs including medical, physical, communication, social, emotional and learning difficulties, and autistic spectrum disorders.
West Lea is a multi-site school with different age ranges and needs specialisms established in different locations around the borough. Visit the website for more detailed information about provision on different sites.

Parents have the right to send their child to an independent school, for which they will need to meet the costs. Parents still have the right to request an assessment of special educational needs and in some exceptional circumstances we may contribute towards the cost of additional support.

For guidance on independent special schools and colleges, visit GOV.UK.

View our independent schools in Enfield (PDF).

Deciding to home educate your child is a choice that requires very serious consideration. Elective Home Education (EHE) means that you take full responsibility for ensuring she/he/they receive an education appropriate to their age, learning needs and abilities. You also need to think about how you can best ensure that your child is prepared as fully as possible for a future that includes independent living, employment, social inclusion and citizenship.

  • If you decide to educate your child at home, you need to inform their headteacher in writing, so your child’s name can be removed from the school roll
  • Parents of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) have the same rights to educate their children at home, as parents of children who do not. Where a child has an EHCP, we must make sure the child’s needs are met and the EHCP remains in force.
  • Enfield SEN services must be satisfied that parents are able to make suitable provisions for the child in accordance with the EHCP. We will send you guidance notes on home education as well as a form requesting information about the education you will be providing.
  • An adviser will then visit your family to discuss the education programme and long-term education plans for the child. If the home education meets the child’s needs, their EHCP will be amended. The SEN Service will check the programme is implemented according to the child's needs during annual reviews.
  • We will not direct the child's learning or provide equipment, books or other resources. When parents choose to home school their child, the LA role is to assess whether the education provided is appropriate and effective.
  • If, having home educated for a while, you decide that it’s time to seek a school place for your child, you are entitled to do so. You need to be aware that there is no guarantee that your child will be able to return to any previous school or will be given a place in the school that you prefer.

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