Special Education


The education of students with disabilities who are of school-going age is provided in special education (SPED) schools. As at January 2010, there are 20 SPED schools run by 13 Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) which receive funding from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). These SPED schools customise their programmes to cater to the diverse range of abilities and learning needs of their students.


SPED schools offer customised educational programmes aimed at developing the potential of students and helping them to be independent, self-supporting and contributing members of society. Individualised Educational Plans (IEPs) are drawn up for all students. Besides receiving classroom instructions conducted by their teachers, students also receive support from paramedical professionals such as psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers.

The mission of SPED schools is to provide the best possible education and training to students with special needs so as to enable them to function optimally and integrate well into society.

Contact Information

For enquiries or feedback, please email Special Education Branch at moe_seb@moe.gov.sg