Extra £215 million funding to improve SEND within mainstream schools


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Every local council’s allocation is at least £500,000 to enable them to expand and improve their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision, with more than half receiving at least £1 million.

Councils and schools will be free to invest the funding as they see fit to help children and young people with education, health and care plans to get a high-quality education.

The investment can used in mainstream schools, including:

  • academies
  • free schools
  • grammar schools
  • special units
  • special schools
  • early years settings
  • further education colleges
  • other provision for children and young people aged from 0 to 25


The funds are available to purchase Mobile Cook Stations so that children and young people can learn to prepare food and gain life skills for independent living.

"However, the funding will not be available until 2018-19 and will be spread over three years".

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