Max Tattersall is 10-year-old and has complex health needs, including brain damage, epilepsy and dietary problems.
Despite the government's promise for schools to remain open for vulnerable children during lockdown, Max's parents say his specialist provision school in South Yorkshire has told them he cannot go in for safety reasons.
His mum Sophia says she is struggling to cope without the usual respite care she receives for her son.
In a statement, Barnsley Council said:
"There have been restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, including the shielding criteria for those deemed clinically extremely vulnerable. "This has led to some instances where parents and carers would have preferred their child to access a school place, but where the school have been unable to accommodate this."
Here's Lisa Adlam's report.