Admission Procedures 
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 teams. 
 
Numbers of students in school fluctuate both year to year and often mid-year. 
 
The main route for admission is through the local authorities SEN officers in negotiation with the school, parents or carers and other professionals. 
 
A student would normally have a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education Health and Care plan; which identifies a specific learning difficulty or disability (LDD) and the required level of educational and/or other support to meet that LDD to meet the outcomes of the plan or statement. This information is circulated to the Headteacher and following discussion as to whether there are places available and the school can meet the specific needs, a place is either offered or not. The SEN team will inform parents of the outcome of any decisions. 
 
In exceptional circumstances a place may be offered to a student undergoing the statutory assessment process. 
 
Following admission a student’s progress in regard to the statement or plan is reviewed at least annually and as part of that process a review of placement can be made. 
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