School Core and Local Offer

Stoke-on-Trent Council has to produce a Local Offer for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND). The purpose of the 'Local Offer' is to 'offer' information for parents and young people, in a single place, which helps them to understand what services they and their family can expect from a range of local agencies.


The Children and Families Act (2014) has introduced a new approach to the way children, young people and their families are supported. The Local Offer brings together information from education, health and social care about Special Educational Needs and Disability all into one place explaining: what the law says they may be entitled to; what is available for their child from early years settings, schools (including Academies and Free Schools), colleges and other services, what is available from education, health and social care.


It covers children and young people from birth to 25.


Please click here for Merit School Core Offer.


The Stoke-on-Trent Local Offer continues to develop with contributions from parents, young people and professionals. You can contact Stoke-on-trent Local Authority by email at


Please click here to take you to the Stoke-on-Trent Local Offer website.