Welcome to the Barnet Local Offer

Click below for more information about services and support available to families affected by SEND in Barnet.



SEND Frequently Asked Questions:

Barnet have created a ‘SEND Frequently Asked Questions’ document that can answer many queries and signpost relevant information, links and services.


Part-time timetables for children and young people of compulsory school age.

This guidance is intended to protect both children and young people (YP) as well as schools and education settings, should a reduced/part-time timetable be used, (this is not to be confused with flexi-schooling) and ensure that no child/YP is excluded illegally or unlawfully through a reduced or part-time timetable. This relates to all schools and services providing education to children of compulsory school age, regardless of their arrangements for governance.


Relevant Documents:




High Needs Provision Capital Allocation (HNPCA)

The completed HNPCA template gives a breakdown of the allocations of the projects, which include the rebuilding of the Additional Resource Provisions (ARPs) at Claremont primary school and Whitefield secondary school.  Both of these ARPs are for children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for complex special educational needs in relation to autism, and who need to access specialist support in mainstream provision.  Autism continues to be the area of greatest SEN in Barnet and the rebuilds and number of places in the provision have been informed by the SEND needs analysis and sufficiency planning.

Details of a new ARP at Broadfields primary school have also been included.  SEND sufficiency planning has highlighted an increased need for specialist ARP provision for children with an EHCP for Cognition and Learning.  The proposal for the new ARP has been consulted on through an online survey, and through open meetings with the head teacher and representatives from the council and BELS.  Since the submission of the template, the DfE have approved the proposal, and the ARP is due to open in November 2021.