Consultation on Draft Education (Maintained Special Schools) (England) regulations 1999 and draft Maintained Special Schools Circular

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 establishes new arrangements for the consideration of statutory proposals for changes to maintained (community and foundation) special schools. Responsibility for decisions on statutory proposals for the reorganisation of special schools transfers from the Secretary of State to the School Organisation Committee (SOC) once the local School Organisation Plan (SOP) has been approved.

Contact Details

Maggie Scott
Special Educational Needs Division
Telephone: 020 7925 5973
Email: maggie.scott@dfee.gov.uk