High Needs Funding - NCC

Type of service:
Local Government Department
Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1ED
Telephone number:
01604 363636
Service description:
High needs funding is intended to provide the most appropriate support package for children and young people (from early years up to aged 25) with special educational needs and disabilities in a range of settings, taking account of parental and student choice.

The key principles for the funding of high needs pupils are:

• Funding for high needs provision is to be arranged on an equivalent basis across different types of providers whether maintained or academy;

• Includes pupils and students with high needs in the school or academy, further education and alternative provision sectors; and

• A ‘place-plus’ approach to funding in specialist settings is being adopted.

Schools and early years settings need to apply using the on-line form by following the weblink.

The High Needs Panel meets monthly during term-time when all applications are considered.
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Education or school
  • School referral
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