We aim to provide equal access to high quality education for all children and young people with SEMH to enable them to make good progress and to achieve their potential.
All young people are admitted following an EHC assessment and with an EHC plan.
All young people have access to high quality education following admission. This included students with Education and Health Care plans, looked after children and children for whom English is a second language.
Our student assessment procedures are available on request.
- Pupils will be aged between 7 and 18 years.
- All pupils will have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP)
- The EHCP will specify that the pupil has a primary need of social, emotional and mental health
- Pupils will normally have been assessed as being within the low average to above average ability range.
- Pupils may have learning difficulties and/or low attainment that are associated with their emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- Pupils may have specific learning difficulties associated with ASC, a range of complex learning and communication needs and additional needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
- Pupils may be admitted on the basis of their need for therapeutic support. (See section on therapeutic support.)
Referrals are received both from parents and the local authority. The Admissions Manager’s role is to liaise between parents and the local authority to ensure the most appropriate placement is secured. Once consultation papers have been received from the LA, the Headteacher considers the paperwork provided and makes a decision as to whether or need may be able to be met subject to assessment of the pupil by the school. Parents and pupil are then invited into the school and if the school and parents feels it might be an appropriate placement the school will arrange a taster day or series of taster days to assess whether the pupil’s needs can be met. Once this assessment process has taken place and the school feels it can meet need, an offer of placement will be put forward to the Local Authority.
The school provides places for up to 76 girls and boys aged 7 to 18. Classes will have no more than eight pupils except where planned otherwise, for example, in P.E. where a whole year group may be taught together.
The school offers provision for day pupils from the local regions and neighbouring authorities. A space for a young person is subject to the criteria as detailed below: