All children, regardless of circumstances should receive a good education. The local authority has a responsibility to provide suitable full-time education (or as much education as the child’s health condition allows) for children of compulsory school age, who, because of health reasons/pregnancy, would otherwise not receive suitable education. Schools should make appropriate referrals to the local authority, which should be accompanied by the relevant medical evidence.
Please see below useful documents and information:
• Children unable to attend school due to health needs (Word Document)
• Advice for parents/carers of children unable to attend school due to health needs (Word Document)
• Referral to the Alternative Education Commissioning Service (Word Document)