£1.4m Government funding for Special Education Needs

Royal Borough to benefit from £1.4m Government funding

RBWM Council will benefit from more than £1.4 million in funding from the Conservative Government for school children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Slough will receive £3.6 million and Surrey £18.6 million.

This marks 60 per cent increase in high-needs budgets by the Government since 2019-2020, to over £10.5 billion in 2024-25.

Jack Rankin said: "I want every child in Windsor to have the same opportunity to meet their potential, so it is vital that children with SEND and AP get the support and resources they need. We are making sure no parent has to battle to get the right type of school to meet their needs, and improving the school estate so all children are taught in the best classrooms for generations to come."

Rishi Sunak is investing a record annual £850 million in councils to create new places for young people with SEND and AP (alternative provision) in mainstream and special schools. This will provide specialist support for children with autism, learning difficulties, mobility difficulties, and more to meet their extra needs.

Since 2010, we have opened 108 new special schools, with a further 92 on the way, so every child can access the right support at the right time, and benefit from a world-class education.

This marks a tripling in previous levels of investment with this £2.6 billion package from 2022 to 2025. This Government is delivering 60,000 more special needs places since 2010 to ensure no parent has to fight for the right support for their children.

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