Information for Families

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The 2016 Directory is now available to view and download

The  Natspec Specialist College Directory and College Finder will show you where each college is located and how they can support your son or daughter. College websites and admissions teams can also help you to understand what the college offers.

Families and Carers Q and A

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On the heights overlooking Jerusalem

There are many questions that parents and carers want answered before they make a decision about which specialist college is the best for their son or daughter. We have tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this section.

 How do I get funding for a place at a specialist college?

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This section gives you information on what you need to do to get a place at a specialist college. You can find out about Education, Health and Care plans  and how to make an application.

Case studies and parents’ stories


Students at specialist colleges and their parents have many great stories to tell. Everyone has a different experience at college and there are many different courses and activities. Both students and parents tell their stories in this section of the website.