Special schools are specifically organised to meet the special educational needs and disabilities of children and young people. They may have smaller class sizes, specialist facilities and equipment and staff who have received additional training.
3 Special Schools in East Riding:
Riverside Special School:
Age: currently 5 and 18 years. However, on completion of Phase 2 of the school’s extension this will increase from 2 to 19 years.
Range of needs supported? On completion of the aforementioned extension the school will be designated as supporting pupils who present with SLD, PMLD and Complex Needs. Currently the great majority of pupils have MLD and Complex Needs. The phased transition to cater for a wider range of additional needs will take place once the building programme is complete. Post-16 provision began in September 2018 and is planned to develop to capacity over the next two years.
Support and interventions available to meet the needs of the children/young: Riverside School currently supports children aged 5 to 18 years who will typically have a variety of moderate learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and medical or sensory impairments that present a barrier to their learning. However, we have recently changed our designation to include pupils with severe learning difficulties and profound needs. Our new seven classroom extension includes a Hydrotherapy pool, a new hall, gym, sensory room, small group rooms and office space. Once refurbishment of our existing building is completed by September 2019, our age range and provision will gradually expand from 2 years old to 19 years old and develop to meet the needs of a wider range of conditions.
Address: Ainsty St, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5JS
Contact number: (01405) 763925
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School website: http://www.riversideschoolgoole.com/
St Anne’s School and Sixth Form College
Range of needs supported: St. Anne's School is a day school with residential provision, catering for 2-19 year olds. Our school provides a quality, inclusive education for pupils with learning difficulties and those with MLD, SLD and profound and multiple needs. The school is a specialist in providing education for those with autism spectrum disorder.
Support and interventions available to meet the needs of the children/young people: On site residence providing 24 hour curriculum, autism support through designated communication groups, staffing levels appropriate to the level of need, onsite medical support, fully adaptive curriculum and facilities, sensory curriculum, post 16 provision preparing for adult life and employment, extra-curricular activities through off site provision, inclusion with local primary schools, sensory garden, sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, children’s kitchen, trampolines, soft play playgrounds, horticulture and poly-tunnels, and a small animal care facility.
Address: St Helen’s Drive, Welton, East Yorkshire HU15 1NR
Contact number: (01482) 667379
Contact email: Stannescommunity.specialSchool@eastriding.org
Kings Mill school:
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For information about special schools in the East Riding visit the council's website.
Special Schools - East Riding of Yorkshire Council website (external website)
Special Schools Admissions Policy:
For information on the application and allocation process for admissions to the three community special schools in East Riding of Yorkshire please view the special schools admissions policy:
Special Schools admissions Policy (pdf, 115kb opens in new window)
For a further summary of Special schools in the near by area please visit Hull's Local Offer website: Local Special School information- Hull Local Offer website on Connect to Support website (external website)
Does my child need a statement or an Education, Health and Care Plan to attend a special school?
Children must have a statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care Plan to attend a special school unless the child is accepted on an assessment placement. Assessment placements might be offered to children under 5 with complex needs or when immediate support is needed for a child following a sudden onset or deterioration of the child’s difficulties.
Can I ask for a special school that is not in the East Riding?
Yes. You can express a preference for a school in another area. The SEN Team will consider your preference and talk to you about whether the school is suitable, compare the cost and ask (‘consult’) that Local Authority (e.g. Hull) if they can offer a place for your child.
You can also ask for a non-maintained or independent special school. You may feel that a particular school has good facilities and would therefore be best for your child. The SEN Team will listen to your views however the starting point for them will be whether there is suitable provision within local and neighbouring maintained schools. They will take into account what provision your child needs and the cost of the placement. For information about independent and non-maintained special schools in England visit the The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools website:
National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools website (external website)
Can I ask for a residential special school?
A residential school may be considered where there is multi-agency agreement that your child has severe or multiple SEN, or medical needs that cannot be met in local day provision.
List of approved independent special institutions (often known as Section 41)
Section 41 allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions). Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent. This list is updated termly and can be viewed on the GOV.UK website:
Section 41 Secretary of State approved list - GOV.UK website (external website)