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Admissions Procedure

Students who attend Small Haven School have usually had large gaps in their education prior to coming to us and will be unable to maintain a place in a mainstream school. The students will be considered to have special educational needs as their main need but may well have other associated learning needs such as ESBD, MLD, ASD etc. Small Haven School is able to admit both boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 working in Key Stages 1,2, 3 and 4.  All admissions to the school will be made in line with the School Admissions Policy.

Students admitted to Small Haven School will normally have been initially referred by their Local Authority (LA). A potential student’s EHCP, and/or other relevant reports will be studied and if the school believes it may meet the child's needs they will be invited to visit the school with parents/carers or other relevant professionals. This visit involves a discussion about school policies, expectations and methods of working. Most importantly it will include a tour of the school and a chance to meet staff and students.

If all concerned are agreed that the needs of the child can be met by Small Haven School arrangements for admission will be made. The principal head will arrange for a starting date which may be the beginning of a careful integration period.