Choices after 16
Will my child be able to stay on at school?
Education for young people with special educational needs does not stop at 16. Depending on your child's interests and abilities, he or she can stay on at an ordinary or special school, or can move to a college of further education. Many schools have developed 'link' courses with colleges so the pupils in their last years at school can go to a college on a part-time basis.
These courses help to prepare young people for further education by letting them experience a college and try out a range of new subjects.
Further education is available for young people over the age of 16. If your child has a statement of special educational needs, further education will be considered when the Transition Plan is drawn up when he or she is 14.