In this section you will find the key documents and information that relate to how the school and department work with students who have Additional Educational Needs, including those who are neurodiverse.

Application to the BRIT School

Having AEN or being neurodiverse will not affect your application. 

You will apply in the normal way, but make sure you:

• Tick the AEN box on the application form

• Give as much detail as possible about your AEN and how it affects you

• Tell us if you have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) and enclose a copy of the EHCP

• Tell us if you have access arrangements/exam concessions

Sharing this information will not affect your chances of being seen, or being accepted onto a course. It will help us provide appropriate support through the application and interview process, to ensure your AEN does not disadvantage you. You must however, still meet the Strand requirements.  We abide by, and fully support the Equalities Act of 2010.


Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements cannot be transferred between settings, so new students will be assessed again for Access Arrangements. These arrangements are subject specific, and based on evidence from the school setting, and JCQ guidlines. 


Diagnosis of AEN and Neurodiversity

We do not diagnose students with either additional educational needs and/or neruodiversity at The BRIT School, although we can support in gathering evidence. The first step is always to speak to your child's GP. 



An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs. 

You can ask your local authority to carry out an assessment if you think your child needs an EHC plan.

A young person can request an assessment themselves if they’re aged 16 to 25.


Useful Links

National Autistic Society

UK ADHD Partnership


British Dyslexia Association

Dyspraxia Foundation

British Deaf Association

The Royal National Institute of Blind People