South Tyneside Council feel it is important that people are supported locally, but some students have disability-related needs which local colleges can't meet.
In these cases a specialist college may be a way for young people to continue their education. This is decided during the transition process.
If a young person is considering applying to a specialist college, it is a good idea to speak to a Young Person's Lead Officer/Advisor. This can be done face to face at the Public Access Centre at Ocean Road Community Centre, South Shields. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, or call 0191 424 6630 to make an appointment.