If it is felt that the young person may benefit from a place at the school we will send out a referral pack and request copies of relevant assessments, statement of special needs and critical incident reports involving the young person.

We will also arrange to visit the young person in their home or current placement to carry out an assessment, including an initial functional behavioural assessment. This assessment is free and carries no obligation.

Once this has been completed the young person, parents, carers and professionals will be invited to visit the school and meet our staff. The young person will be given a student guide and other information about their life at Aran Hall, including the name of their Key Worker. We will then arrange with all parties the transition of the young person to Aran Hall. On arrival at the young person will be shown round the school by their provisional Key Worker and will meet his or her peers, as well as the other staff who will support them.

A child doesn’t need specific qualifications to get a place with us. We simply need to feel confident that we have the resources and expertise to help them gain an education and reach their potential. We accept children and young people from all backgrounds, from across the UK and abroad.

If you are a parent please click here and complete our online enquiry form.

If you are a LA Placement Officer and would like to send a formal consultation please

International students

 The SENAD Group holds a Tier 4 (child) Sponsor Licence which enables us to consider applications for students from overseas.

 For more information please contact: Tel: 01332 378 840 Email:

Full up-to-date information for the UKVI (United Kingdom Visas and Immigration)/Home Office may be found at

Use our online enquiry form to request information on making a referral or assessment.