Admissions

Seamless transition to and from our School is an important priority. Our admission arrangements are designed to encourage incoming students to settle into the School confidently and quickly and to ensure their needs are identified and met from the outset.

Admissions

Our alternative provision students are referred to us by commissioners: other schools and local authorities. Parents/carers and students cannot refer themselves. However, if you feel your child has a need that we may be able to meet, you should discuss this with your school. Placements are generally, though not exclusively, long term. We accept referrals from the whole of Merseyside.

Our students receive a personalised induction when they join us to enable them to follow a tailored learning programme that is right for them. We consult closely with students, their commissioning school and their family or carers to draw up Personal Student Profiles. The commissioning process is led by Claire Lamontagne, Deputy Principal, who has a great deal of educational experience and insight.

If we have places available, a student will be offered a start date for a 6 week trial period. Students will sign a “Partnership Pledge” with the School and, through the course of  6 weeks, a decision will be made about offering a longer term placement.

Academic and vocational learning opportunities are provided according to the individual needs, aspirations and aptitude of each student. We assess students’ emotional and academic profiles when they start with us so we can measure their progress. We benefit from the highest levels of expertise in making these baseline assessments.

Seamless transition to and from our School is an important priority. Our admission arrangements are designed to encourage incoming students to settle into the School confidently and quickly and to ensure their needs are identified and met from the outset.

When students are ready to leave us they might be returning to a mainstream school or academy, moving to college or university or entering the world of work. Our students will have gained formal qualifications and will have a strong understanding of themselves. We ensure that each student has a full record of everything they have achieved at the School.

If you would like any information about admissions, please contact us or download our Referral Form.