Referrals to the school are made by a child’s or young person’s school or Local Authority. A formal application for placement should be made to the Principal, accompanied by a recent Individual Education Plan, Statement of Special Educational Needs, Education & Health Care Plan and associated reports. A social and medical history report should also be included if available.

An initial assessment for a placement will be made based on the documentation provided. This will be followed by an offer of an interview and visit to the school for the student, parents/carers and representative from the referring agency.  A decision on a placement offer will be made within seven days after the interview. If the placement is agreed by the school and local authority, parents/carers will be asked to confirm their acceptance. Referring agencies will be required to sign a placement agreement prior to the student starting at the school.

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