Yeoman Park Academy caters for children with autism or complex physical, medical and sensory needs. Admissions are governed by Local Authority (LA) Policy and procedures in line with the Department for Education (DfE) ‘Code of Practice for the Assessment of Children with Special Educational Needs’.
Each year we are delighted to see new faces as children join us to start or continue their educational journey.
As with all special schools, children are admitted to Yeoman Park with either a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) that names the special school. Before an EHC plan is issued, the child or young person will have undergone formal assessment. After this multi-professional assessment, parents will receive a plan describing the child’s or young person’s special educational needs, and the various elements of special educational, health and social care provision required.
When considering a parent’s preference, the local authority will need to be sure that the academy named by the parent can meet the pupil’s special educational needs, and that the placement is consistent with the provision of suitable education to other children and young people already at the school. The LA also needs to be sure that the placement is compatible with the efficient use of available resources. Before reaching its final decision on admission to a special school, the LA will consult with the Headteacher of the Special School to ensure that all needs can be met.
Information on the assessment and EHC process and how parents can be supported within it is available from the LA or by contacting the academy.
For further information regarding the admissions process to special schools, parents should contact the Local Authority Admissions Team.
Visiting Yeoman Park Academy
Prospective parents and children are always welcome to visit the academy, either informally or following the suggestion of the Local Authority, as part of the EHC Plan assessment process. Only in extreme circumstances would any admission be approved without a prior visit by both parents and child.
Parents are always ensured open and frank advice by staff at Yeoman Park as to whether the academy feels it can meet the needs of their child and, as such, is always happy to be consulted.
To arrange a visit, please contact our main office team on 01623 459540.