About special schools

Special schools are for children with significant learning difficulties. Children at these schools may need help with:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health
  • sensory and physical needs

You can tell us which school you want your child to go to when it's time to:

Types of school

In the city we have Brighton & Hove City Council special schools, which are run by our council. 

Around the UK there are also:

  • non-maintained and independent special schools and colleges that are not funded by councils or run to make a profit
  • independent schools, also called private schools, that are not funded by councils and are run to make a profit

Brighton & Hove City Council special schools and colleges

List of special schools:

Special schools outside Brighton & Hove

View a full list of special schools and colleges around the UK, which includes independent schools. The schools in this list are approved by section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

More information

Read more about special schools and how they help children on the Amaze website.