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Information, resources and guidance relating to coronavirus for families with children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).

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Last virtual open day / Have-a-Go for 2021 academic year!

Saturday 22 May 2021 9:30am to 4pm

Are you working with a Visually Impaired Young person that would like to explore post -16 education options?

Time is running out for those hoping to apply for a place at RNC for September 2021. Making an application for a place at RNC is quick and simple, the process allows students and parents to consider all post-16 options. The funding process can take some time to navigate and we want every young person applying to have the opportunity in starting their programmes for the beginning of the new academic year.

Why not come and find out more? Join us on our Virtual Open Morning / Virtual 'Have a Go' Afternoon

For prospective students and families with young people with a Visual Impairment.

  • Meet current students and staff

  • Discuss funding, careers and transitions

  • Attend lesson drop-in sessions

  • RNC video focusing on our unique programme featuring;Independent Living Skills, Mobility, ICT, Braille, Sport

  • Online Escape Room and The RNC version of 'The Chase' Quiz Show

To book your place or for more information call 01432 265 725 or email

We are also excited to announce an opportunity for RNC campus tours between 1 June to 5 June. If you are interested in a visit or know anyone who could be then please spread the word.

Open ministerial letter from Vicky Ford MP to the SEND sector

An open letter to children and young people with SEND, their parents and carers, families and others who support them from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.