Placement in the school involves families/carers making an informed positive decision in light of all the options available to them. We actively encourage visits to school once it is understood a special school placement may be one of the options available. These can be arranged directly with school or through the local authority Special Educational Needs (SEN) teams.
Typically, we follow the below process for new students:
A student would have a statement of Special Educational Need/Education Health and Care Plan, which identifies behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
This information is circulated to the Head Teacher prior to a visit followed by a discussion with the senior leadership team to whether there are places available and the school can meet the specific needs
After a visit and four taster days, a place is either offered or not
The SEN team will inform parents of the outcome of any decisions.

Following admission a student’s progress in regard to the statement is reviewed at least annually and as part of that process a review of placement can be made.

Special Education Needs and Disabilities team contact – : 01524 581 200
Following admission a student’s progress in regard to the statement is reviewed at least annually and as part of that process a review of placement can be made.