How we can help

We are specialist SEN school search educational consultants with a strong record in supporting families access successful placements in both mainstream and specialist settings.
We also provide additional needs related advice and coaching plus we run ASDAN courses and programmes for learners.

SEN school and college searches

For state and independent provision

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Armed with an in depth knowledge of your child’s profile, abilities and support needs we develop a bespoke shortlist meeting your requirements.

Working with you we visit schools and make applications to the school(s) that you select from your bespoke shortlist providing input and support with accessing placements from the list for up to 12 months. Find out more here


This is one of our most popular options where our team will spend time with you to understand your learner’s profile, abilities and support needs in detail.

Armed with this our knowledge of SEND and which placements have worked for similar learners we identify a bespoke shortlist of schools meeting your criteria for you to investigate. Find out more here


We find most families are not aware of all relevant settings within their search area and yet with the shortage of school
places you need to make sure you are not missing anything.

Using your criteria you will receive a comprehensive long list of schools and/or colleges that meet your location and other criteria. Find out more here

Advice and coaching

Special needs advice line

Parent and neurodiversity coaching

Do you need help with an Education and Health Care Plan?

For learners

ASDAN inclusive learning groups

Accelerating Progress in Maths GCSE

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“Highly recommended.”

Parent of a learner identified with autism, school placement package

“Our school placement broke down at the start of the summer term and by that half term we had accepted a place at a new provision for September with a plan for home based learning in between developed for us by the Acorn to Oak Education team. The new placement was in a setting we did not know before and has been a complete success. Thank you so much as we knew we were in great hands and it took the stress out of this difficult situation.”

Parent of a learner identified with mental health needs, school placement package

“You’ve saved me the enormously daunting task of investigating all of this myself, and I’d never have found so many options without your help.”

Parent of a highly able learner identified with autism and other specific learning difficulties, school shortlist

“I had spent years trying to find any relevant provision near us and thanks to the search now know all the local options plus their strengths and weaknesses.”

Parent of a learner identified with SLCN and specific learning difficulties, school shortlist

“The kids love learning these great learning and life skills with Vicky and Leonie. Thank you for a great course.”

ASDAN Key Steps learning and team work skills course, Thursdays, White City