Please find below copies of the 2012 NASS reports for information:
New NASS report indicates that independent and non-maintained special schools can be a cheaper option for children with SEN as well as saving the public purse millions.
On 5th October 2012 a new report from Baker Tilly, commissioned by the National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS), has confirmed that independent and non-maintained special school provision is cheaper than the equivalent local authority provision for students with complex special educational needs. A second study, using social return on investment methodology, calculated that placements in the 8 participant schools represent annual savings and returns of approximately 2.4 million to the Government. If these findings were to be replicated across the non-maintained and independent sector, this would represent annual returns of over £5 billion.