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National Minimum Standards for Residential Special Schools

Guidance for special schools providing residential accommodation for any child.


This guidance is for:

  • school leaders

  • school staff


It applies to:

  • state-funded special schools

  • independent residential special schools


It contains a statement of national minimum standards.


Special schools support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.


The ‘Boarding schools: national minimum standards’ apply to all other schools that provide accommodation for children.


Bluewave does not charge for the content within this framework. We do charge if you use our software package to complete your evaluation of this framework.


Should you prefer not to use our software package for this purpose, you can access the framework here -

Mosaic Members £45

Non Members £75

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How does it work?

Start your journey to achieving the National Minimum Standards for Residential Special Schools in your school by working through this self-evaluation report.

Once purchased you will be granted access to our award winning school improvement management software to utilise your chosen tools. We will provide you with your login details and guidance on how to work through the relevant processes through user guides and email support. More advances support packages are available to Mosaic Members in addition to discounts on this and all other Marketplace products.

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