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Choosing a post 16 setting to help achieve your outcomes

You will get advice from your school and/or an Ansbury Advisor, and you will have a discussion at your Annual Review. You should also:

  • attend open days
  • visit a range of post-16 settings
  • attend local information events

Research the setting before you visit to help you decide which setting best suits your needs. You can do this by looking at their website and reading their Ofsted reports. Prepare yourself to ask specific questions about how the setting can meet your needs.

Find out about your education options

Find out what education options are available to you including:

Decisions about post 16 placements

We expect most young people with special educational needs or disability (SEND) to attend a local post 16 setting. This could be a sixth form or college. This is because they can offer lots of support to you, near to your home.

You have the right to request any type of post 16 setting in your education, health and care (EHC) plan. We have to agree with this unless:

  • it's not suitable for you
  • your attendance meant it would be difficult for others to learn
  • it would not be a good use of public money

If you want to attend a certain type of post 16 setting, we will need to know why. A panel will decide whether to agree your request. This will happen if you want to attend a:

  • special school or academy
  • non-maintained special school
  • independent school
  • independent specialist college

They will tell you their decision as soon as possible.

Find a course or setting

To find out what courses and settings are available:

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