Education and learning

Loose ends

This page rounds off the basic education topic, with school transport being the most significant item.        Click icon to view.       The pages below offer more in-depth related topics.

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Early Years

At ages 3-4 ALL children qualify for 15 hours a week free education.       Some may also qualify for free places aged 2.
See: in brief        Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Council sets out more general information under the heading:  Early years education

Mainstream school

With mainstream schools, smaller ones may provide a more calm and adaptable environment for pupils with additional needs.

The National Autistic Society has several pages about Education.       Click icon to browse.        In particular one of these pages sets out how to get extra help in mainstream school / college.

Additional needs

For children with an Education Health & Care (EHC) plan a more specialised environment may be offered by schools for additional needs.       You can request a special school when you receive the draft EHC plan.       Also, here is a guide to choosing a special school.

Parents in the Grantham area might find a place for their child at:

  • F-footerTwitter small iconAmbergate Sports College & Sandon SchoolGANF caters for pupils aged 3 – 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs.        Many are on the autistic spectrum.      Grantham
  • Greenfields Academy is a Specialist School for SEMH pupils (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) aged 4 to 16 years.      Grantham      (previously  Phoenix Academy)
  • Gosberton House Academy is a specialist primary school mainly for children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.       Near Spalding

Diagnosis & school

Getting what your child needs may put parents up against difficulties and obstacles.        Professionals may try to fob you off to begin with suggesting that things might sort themselves out – perhaps partly because they do not see your child at home.       Click icon for some tips and weblinks about diagnosis and school.

Ambitious about Autism has a lot of online discussion about educational issues.      Once you are in their site, look for the magnifying glass icon on the top right and search for specific topics.

More pages

Special educational needs may be the most significant one.
See also those set out below: