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John Dewey Specialist College is a specialist day college and day provision for young people who have severe, complex and profound learning difficulties.  Young people wishing to attend the college would not normally be able to attend a general further education college successfully and are unlikely to have obtained formal qualifications prior to leaving school.


Due to the nature of our cohort, there are no formal entry requirements for the college or post-college service.  However, admission is dependent upon:

  • the young person having needs that can best be met in the discreet type of setting the college  provides rather than another general further education provider or day-service provider;

  • confirmation that John Dewey SC can meet these needs through the college or post-college provision and wider support available; and

  • funding, on the basis of the young person’s identified needs, has been agreed with the young person’s home local authority.

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