There are different types of school which you can attend.

Types of provision available in Barnet include:

Mainstream schools: Most children and young people are educated in mainstream schools and this includes those who receive support through Education, Health and Care Plans.

Alternative resourced provision: Some children with higher levels of need may be able to access specialist provision available alongside a mainstream school. Resourced provisions are places that are reserved at a mainstream school for pupils with a specific type of SEN, taught mainly within mainstream classes, but requiring a base and some specialist facilities around the school.

Special school: Special schools provide an education for children with a special educational need or disability. ‘There are many different types of special school, but they all educate children whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream setting.

Pupil referral units: A Pupil Referral Unit is for children who need to be educated out of school, often because they have been excluded.

You can find information on Barnet schools here. You should choose a school which is right for you, thinking about your needs, where you live, your social life, and how you learn best.

What if I have problems with my school?

School or another form of education is a big part of your life, and it's completely natural to feel anxious or worried about it sometimes. Whether you love it or hate it, school and education can sometimes cause problems. You can get advice so you know how to handle different situations by visiting Childline.

You can find more information about what your school should do to support you on the Mencap website. This guide provides advice for young people aged 16-25 who are unhappy with their special educational needs (SEN) provision or support at school or college and need help and guidance to sort those problems out.

Duty Line

If you need advice please click here for information on Barnet 0-19 Children's Services Health Visitors & School Health Team Duty Line.