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Students are admitted in line with our criteria for admissions which are young people with special education needs as a result of severe learning disability combined with challenging behaviour. Present diagnoses and needs that are presently being catered for include Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs’ Syndrome, Tourettes, Fragile X, Angelmans, Cerebral Palsy, Tuberous Sclerosis, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. Medical needs are Epilepsy, Diabetes and Chromosomal deficiencies. We also cater for a wide range of dietary requirements.

Our Group Referrals Manager will liase with the school. If the Head Teacher feels that the young person is within the schools registration provision, then he will request a copy of the statement of education need and any other relevant documentation and arrange for the young person, parents and professionals to visit the school.

The Assessment Team will also visit the young person in their own setting whether that is the family home or their current placement as well as contacting previous settings for information. This will ensure that critical decisions are made on current information. Once this has been completed the School will make an official offer to the lead agency requesting the placement. Once the offer is accepted we keep in close contact with parents and guardians to manage the admission transition process.

Once a transition date has been arranged a transition programme is created. We also encourage the young person and their parents/guardians to meet the staff and fellow students to provide as much insight into life at the school and give current student’s insight into their new classmate. We find this exchange of information invaluable in the transition of the young person into their new placement.

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:

Caroline Parker, Group Referrals Manager. 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.