SEND Application Process

How does the SEND application process work?

The SENCO at your school will support the student to complete a permission form which is sent to the local authority.

  • The SEN department at the Local Authority will then send the college a formal consultation letter and a copy of the student’s EHCP and Annual Reviews.
  • The college SEND department then reviews this information and arranges interviews or an observation to help make the decision about whether the college can meet the students’ needs.
  • The college informs the local authority whether they can support the young persons’ needs.
  • You should also make an application to the college at the same time.


Our full Admissions Policy is available to download here

If you would like to speak to someone about any of our courses, or need help with an application, you can contact our advice teams on 0330 135 9000 or email