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Ipswich Special School is located in the centre of Ipswich City and provides services to students who live both in the city and country settings.

Enrolment in a state special school depends on a number of factors as outlined in the Minister’s Policy: Criteria to decide a person is a ‘person with a disability’ for the purpose of enrolment in state special schools.
Minister's policy: Criteria to decide a person is a "person with a disability" for the purpose of enrolment in state special schools
s.165(2), Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Minister's criteria
The Minister's policy for the criteria to decide whether a person is a person with a disability, for the purpose of enrolment in state special schools, is that the person must meet the following criteria:
·         The person has a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
·         The person has a severe disability which includes an intellectual disability
·         The person is unlikely to attain the levels of development of which the person is capable unless the person receives special education
·         The person's educational program is best delivered in a special school taking into account the appropriateness of this placement for the individual concerned.
The decision maker for the purposes of s.166 and s.167 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, will, in their absolute discretion, determine whether a person satisfies the criteria outlined above.
Parents/carers of children under compulsory school age (birth to 5 yrs) who have identified significant delays and learning needs are encouraged to contact the school.
View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year.