Thousands of new school places are being created for children with special educational needs or those facing additional challenges in mainstream education, providing tailored support to help children thrive.
Every region in the country will benefit from a new school, which include 37 special free schools and two alternative provision free schools.
The plans are designed to create around 3,500 additional school places, increase choice for parents and provide specialist support and education for pupils with complex needs such as autism, severe learning difficulties or mental health conditions, and those who may have been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream schools.
Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, said:
"We are pleased to welcome the new wave of special free schools and the extra choice they will bring to the system for children with special educational needs. We look forward to seeing them working in partnership with parents, children and local agencies to deliver the best outcomes for children."