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Requesting consent to deregister from Special School – England and Wales only

Edit this template ‘deregistration letter special schools’ when requesting consent to remove your child from a special school (usually named on the EHCP). You do not need special permission if your child is in a unit attached to a mainstream school, or has an EHCP in mainstream school, a standard deregistration letter is adequate.

SEND TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITY SEN TEAM, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION and A COPY TO SCHOOL

Your name
Address

DATE

Local Authority Name
Address

CC School Name
Address

Dear Director of Education/Head of school

Re – Child’s name – date of birth – special school attending

We are writing as the parents of the above named child, they are a registered pupil at name Special School.

It is after very careful consideration and discussions that we have now decided to take full responsibility for providing for our son/daughter’s education by Home Educating them in accordance with section 7 of the 1996 Education Act.

We therefore ask that the Local Authority allow child’s name to be deleted from the school register, in accordance with Regulation 8(2) of the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006. We will ensure that our son/daughter is provided with an efficient full-time education suitable to his/her age, ability, aptitude and to his/her special educational needs.

His/her needs include xx and yy.  We aim to meet these needs by xx and yy

(Write a couple of paragraphs about how you will meet their SEN, you can refer to the EHCP. The LA need to be satisfied that you will provide for them, or that the services involved still need to be involved such as SALT).

We look forward to your timely response with confirmation that his/her name is now removed from the school roll. 

Yours sincerely