The admissions process is started by a referral from a local authority. 
If the school feels we can meet the pupil’s needs, then they and their family/carers would visit the school. 
The local authority then take this consultation to panel for approval.
Most pupils would have an Education Health and Care plan or be in the process of getting one.

All admissions and referrals are subject to:

  • Availability of space
  • EHC Plan or Statement of special educational needs
  • Support of the local education authority making the referral
  • Active support and participation from the parent or carer
  • A belief that we can help the pupil and that they wish to attend.
  • Referrals are usually initiated by the Education Department or the Social Services Department of the Local Authority seeking a placement. Parents and Carers are welcome to visit before papers are submitted.

For a pupil to be considered, the Senior Leadership Team need to receive the following documentation:

  • The EHC Plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs
  • Recent Educational Psychologist reports
  • Current levels of educational attainment (SATS, standardised tests)
  • Most recent education report
  • Social history of the pupil
  • Any relevant Social Services involvement
  • Medical conditions and notice of any necessary additional input (e.g. OT, SaLT etc)
  • Details and description of any relevant behaviour patterns

Pupil Activities

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" J has made amazing progress this year, I have never seen him so happy to attend school even complaining when he was sick, because he wanted to go in... "
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" M absolutely loves coming to this school despite the long cab ride in. It will be hard having him move schools because of location, I have cried many nights over this, but because of his severe ASD, I will break it to him over the holiday... "
" P is now so much better at home, helping out and doing well back in mainstream. Thank you for giving me my son back... "
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