Find a special school or school with a special unit

Special schools and schools with special units educate children with particular special educational needs. Contact the school you're interested in for more information.

Profound, severe and complex needs

Behaviour needs

Behaviour and learning needs

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Physical disability

  • Valence - offers residential places

Secondary schools with special units

Speech and language

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Specific or severe learning difficulties

Hearing impairment

Visual impairment

Visual impairment and physical disability

Physical disability

Primary schools with special units

Speech and language

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Severe learning difficulties

Hearing impairment

Visual impairment

Physical disability

Social, emotional and behaviour

Enhanced specialist teaching arrangement

Units due to open in 2017

These new units are under development.

For speech, language and communication:

For autism

  • Martello Grove Primary in Folkestone
  • Valley Invicta Primary Kingshill in Tonbridge and Malling

For social, emotional and behaviour:

  • Finberry School in Ashford
  • Leybourne Chase and Holborough Lakes in Tonbridge and Malling
  • Thistle Hill Primary in Swale

If you're looking for independent (private) schools, please use the government's school finder or download their list of approved independent and non-maintained schools.

The Section 41: Secretary of State Approved List gives details of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions who have successfully completed the Section 41 (Children and Families Act 2014) application process.