Placement in mainstream schools 

In Camden we aim for inclusive education. This means we support many children with learning difficulties to attend their local mainstream school and learn alongside their peers. 

To do this, we provide Camden schools with the budget to support children with a range learning difficulties and disabilities. 

We make sure that: 

  • all teachers and support staff are trained with the knowledge and skills to support children with specific needs 
  • schools can access specialist advice and support services 
  • children who need it will receive help from specially trained teachers, provided by Camden’s Primary Learning Support Service 
  • children with reading and spelling difficulties are supported by programmes such as ‘Soundwaves’ (provided by Camden’s Educational Psychology Service

For more information on how our mainstream schools support special educational needs, see pages 41-43 of our 'Starting School in Camden' primary admissions guide

Special school provision 

Sometimes children with more complex needs benefit from going to one of Camden’s schools for learning and/or physical disabilities. In certain cases, we can also look for educational options in other boroughs.  

Find out about Alexandra College, Camden’s college for 16-25 year-olds with severe and complex learning disabilities or difficulties. 

Local Offer residential education policy (PDF)

More information

Contact the Special Educational Needs Team