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Plymouth Local Offer

Decisions about post-16 placements

If you have been to a mainstream school or a special school

City College Plymouth and school sixth forms have a wide range of pathways that are open to young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  These settings are also well equipped to meet a broad range of needs.  This means that we expect the vast majority of young people to attend a local mainstream post-16 setting because they can offer lots of support to young people close to their homes.

If you have an Education, Health and Care plan you have the right to request any type of post-16 setting and we, the Local Authority, have to agree with this unless:

  • it is not suitable for you
  • your attendance meant it would be difficult for others to learn
  • it would not be a good use of public money

If you want to attend a post 16 setting that is not a local mainstream college such as City College or Cornwall College or the sixth form of a mainstream school we will need to know why.  A panel will then decide whether to agree to your request.  This will happen if you want to attend a special school sixth form or an independent specialist college.

If you feel that you would benefit from independent support and advice for post-16 choices, please contact Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND.

Supported internships

Supported internships are for young people between the ages of 16-25 who have an education health and care plan.

Find out more about internships


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This page was last updated on 12 October 2018

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