We’re more than happy to take referrals directly from parents and carers, and with a network of schools and homes across the UK, we’re able to identify the right setting for each individual child or young person.
Parents and Carers are advised to talk first with the SENDCo at their child’s current place of education. The SENDCo (along with the parent/carer) can then refer to the Local Authority admission placement process where decisions for referral will be made.
For admission children and young people:
- Will be aged between 4 – 18 years
- Will be referred by the relevant local authority
- Will most likely have a statement of special educational need or education and health care plan (or will be under assessment)
- May have social, emotional, mental health, or behavioural difficulties
- May have autistic spectrum conditions
- May have specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia
- Will benefit from the schools therapeutic input
All pupils admitted to The Holden School will have been initially referred by their Local Authority (LA). If, after reviewing the information provided, the school believes that the pupil meets the admission criteria, arrangements will be made with the LA for the parents/carers and pupil to visit the school. The visit will include a tour of the school, introduction to key staff and a meeting at which the school policies and curriculum are discussed.
Visitors will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. If, following these visits, all parties are agreed that the pupil’s needs can be met at the school and that the pupil and parent/carers are committed to the placement, arrangements will be made for admission.
If you’d like to make a referral or you simply want to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.Contact Us