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Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.
Section 41 of the Act allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions) for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of an Education, Health and Care plan by local authorities) of the Act. Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent.
The list of approved institutions will be updated termly, in accordance with the Section 41: Secretary of State approval processes.
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