SEND register: template and advice

Download our template register to help you manage SEND provision across your school. Get guidance on managing the register, and use our template letter to notify parents and carers when their child has been added.

Last reviewed on 20 February 2023
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 9020
  1. Download our SEND register template
  2. Who to include on your SEND register
  3. Additional needs register vs SEND register
  4. Review the SEND register termly at least 
  5. Inform parents when adding a pupil to the SEND register
  6. Removing a pupil from the SEND register
  7. An example from a school

Download our SEND register template

There's no statutory requirement for your school to have a special educational needs and disability (SEND) register. However, it can be a useful tool for managing your SEND provision.

Use our template register to collate all the information about pupils with SEND in one place, so you can easily organise interventions for specific groups, or identify which class teachers need extra support.

KeyDoc: SEND register template XLSX, 50.8 KB

The spreadsheet can be filtered by age, class, and area of need, among other things, and contains space to link off to an education, health and care (EHC) plan and an intervention record. Because there are no statutory requirements, you're free to adapt and manage it in whatever way best suits your school.

You should add a pupil to your SEND register if they require provision that is additional to and different from that which is offered to