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Make a Referral

Pupils attending our schools and services have a range of neurodiverse needs and typically have a diagnosis of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).  They may also have other associated conditions. 

Referrals usually come from Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Education, Health and Care (EHC) teams in a child’s local authority.

We are also happy to receive parent/carer requests for information.  To progress a placement, we must receive a Formal Consultation from the local authority who will be responsible for agreeing and funding the placement.

The referral process follows a number of stages after initial review of paperwork, which includes the child's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  Where we can meet needs we will issue a conditional offer to the local authority and upon acceptance will liaise with parents and carers to assess and plan induction. This will include visits to school and the family home. Our aim is to thoroughly assess the needs of every child referred to us so that we are able to offer the best education solution to meet their needs.

If you require further information about our referrals process please contact us

We do not exclude pupils from our schools.


If you would like to discuss the needs of a particular child, are looking for more information about any of our schools and services or have any questions about the referrals process, please contact us by completing the below form and we will be in touch.


referral enquiry form


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