Class types in public schools

Every child has the right to attend their local public school. Most children with additional needs in NSW attend mainstream schools.

Other school options:

Public schools offer a number of different options for supporting children with disabilities. These can be found by clicking here.

There are specific eligibility criteria for support classes and special schools. Placement is based on an application process. It is important to note that there are a limited number of positions available in support classes.

Parents know their child best and are aware of their goals for their child.

Each family will make a choice that is right for their own child and family. Any decision made about schooling options, can be reviewed with school staff and members of your team each year, to make sure that the school or type of class continues to be the most suitable one for your child.