July Education Programme:
The July Education Programme (often called July Provision) is a funding arrangement for schools to provide further special needs education in the month of July. Special schools and mainstream primary schools with special classes catering for children with autism may choose to extend their education services through the month of July.
The July Provision also provides for pupils with a severe/profound general learning disability. The funding also covers transport and escort services for the children.
The July Education Programme is part of the Department of Education and Skills’ summer education programme (summer provision) in 2020.
If schools are not participating in the July Education Programme, home tuition during July is offered as an alternative for the pupils who would normally attend such schools.