Special educational needs (SEN) charges for other local authorities

Special schools and those educational settings with pupils with special educational needs (SEN) who require additional support costing £6,000 or more are entitled to additional 'top up' funding. This page gives details of applicable charges to education authorities for out of county pupils placed in Surrey special schools and centres and those receiving SEN support in mainstream schools.

Additional support in mainstream schools is converted to Surrey points. The first £6,000 will be deducted from mainstream support charges per year so long as the child is not placed in the SEN centre of a mainstream school (where place funding applies).

Details of the SEN top up charges for 2019/20

The SEN points value for Surrey mainstream schools in 2019/20 is £484.86

The points value for additional support in special schools (ie over and above the banded top up) is £593.66 in 2019/20. Both rates are unchanged from 2018/19.

Details of the SEN top up charges for 2018/19

The SEN points value for Surrey mainstream schools in 2018/19 is £484.86

The points value for additional support in special schools (ie over and above the banded top up) is £593.66 in 2018/19

Details of the SEN top up charges for 2017/18

The SEN points value for Surrey mainstream schools in 2017/18 is £484.86

The points value for additional support in special schools (ie over and above the banded top up) is £593.66 in 2017/18

Notes:

  • The charges for the current financial year may be subject to some change (for example, if schools receive in-year budget adjustments). We don't anticipate adding administration costs to other local authorities' charges but may consider it in the case of those authorities adopting this practice. We will normally charge for speech and language therapy where (as for most schools) this is funded centrally and not included within the top ups.

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