Schools Years (6 - 16 Years)

This page provides information on school-based support available for children with Special Educational Needs, as well as other services and opportunities available in the school years (age group 6 - 17) both inside and outside school.  This includes information from education, health and social care.

All the information from the Early Years is passed to schools from previous settings or professionals listed in the Early Years section.  All schools have information in their prospectus (please click on links below to access information about your local school) about how they support and continue to monitor your child’s growth and development, from 6 - 17 years as well as the other professionals that they may want to involve after discussion with you. These professionals may include:

Class Teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, School Nurse, Family Support Workers, Specialist Advisory Teachers, Educational Psychologists; and health personnel such as Community Paediatricians, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist. See also Independent Advice Support Service.

There is a range of specialist support and provision services such as educational psychologists and specialist teachers who work in partnership with schools and other settings to promote inclusion, achievement and to secure better outcomes for children and young people with SEND across Cumbria.

If your family is facing particular challenges, our Children's Centres offer a range of support for families with children and young people.  

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