Learning is a lifelong process and between the ages of 0 and 25, children and young people with SEND are able to access different stages of education. It is the expectation that in Devon most children and young people with SEND will have their needs met in mainstream schools and become successful members of the community.

The Devon Information, Advice & Support for SEND service provides a guide to special educational needs support in school which contains more information and advice.

The Education Inclusion Service provides a statutory, but impartial service for parents and carers, school governors, head teachers, school staff and other agencies about inclusion, reintegration and exclusion. Early support from the team can help a child to stay in school, or return to school after an exclusion and offer opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children in care as we are their corporate parents. The Virtual School supports all children in care who are living in Devon or who are looked after by Devon but living in another part of the country.


Updated 25/07/2017

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0 – 4

The early years

5 – 15

Primary and secondary school education

16 – 25

Post-16: choosing education or training

Support available in schools and settings

What schools will do and other services which support children with SEND

Choosing a school

Making the right choice for a child with SEND


What you need to think about when children change school

School transport

Find out about eligibility for school transport

Financial support

The financial support available for families supporting a child with SEND