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SENIF and Element 3 application forms

This page is for schools and early years settings that want to apply for additional funding to support a child or young person with special education needs who does not have an Education Health and Care Plan.

Further information

Prior to applying for SENIF, schools and settings are expected to have met all of the requirements of elements 1 and 2 - more information about the exact requirements can be found in the following document.

If you feel you have met the Element 1 and 2 criteria and wish to apply for SENIF then please complete the application form below (please note, requests for SENIF will not normally be considered where a statutory Education, Health and Care assessment is being undertaken):

Completing the SENIF application

  1. Pre F1, F1 and F2 - Click here to download the form

  2. Years 1 to 11 - Click here to download the form

  3. Send the completed form, with supporting evidence, to

    Special Education Service
    New Parks House
    Pindar Road
    LE3 9RN

Or  send us your completed form and attachments via AnyComms+*

 *Please ensure that you select SES as the service for submission of attachments via AnyComms Plus. If you encounter difficulties with AnyComms+ please email

Reviewing and re-applying for SENIF

If an existing allocation is coming to an end, you can apply for it to continue by completing the relevant re-application form. These can be found below.

1) Pre F1, F1 and F2 re-application form

2) Years 1 to 11 re-application form

Contact us:

If you need help with the forms, or more information on the process, please contact Special Education Service on 0116 454 2050.

Please note:  SEN inclusion fund (SENIF) replaces the term Element 3.


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