The Process

Step 1

Initial contact from Boroughs, Academies, Schools, AEPs, PRUs and Local Authority departments. We do not take direct referrals from parent carers.

Step 2

Potential pupils and their parent/carers or supporting professionals will be invited to visit the school to have an initial interview.

Step 3

An interview will be arranged to discuss all aspects of placement, e.g. attendance, assessments, attainments, pastoral history and any other relevant information. At this stage, we will assess whether we are able to meet the pupil’s needs. The interview will provide us with essential information to help us design the correct academic and pastoral support package for the pupil.

Following the interview, prospective students will be invited to start the project, usually on a trial basis, to see if their needs can be met. 

Step 4

Once satisfied that we are able to meet pupils’ needs in full, we will contact referring authority to make a formal placement offer. 

Risk assessments are carried out on all pupils and a Home-school Agreement will be discussed and agreed with parent/carer or supporting professional where placement has been accepted.

If we unable to meet the needs of the child, a letter will be sent to the parent/carer and relevant professionals, outlining this decision.

Make a Referral

Visit our contact page for details on how to get in touch.

Download a referral form