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Referrals & Admissions

A young person must meet our admissions criteria in order to gain a place at Cross Keys Learning. These include:

  • The young person being aged between 11 and 16 years old on the date of admission
  • The young person having an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or in the process of gaining an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)

For full details please download our admissions policy.

Referrals Process

Our referrals process consists of three stages, which are summarised below.

Stage 1 - consideration of referral papers

The school receives the prospective students referral papers and considers the application. At this stage if a decision is made not to progress with the referral then the LEA will be informed within seven days during term time.

We also welcome inquiries via e-mail or telephone from parents or carers who wish to find out more information about the school.

Stage 2 - the student visits the school

A school visit is arranged to meet the prospective student, parents/carers and other professional body where appropriate. After discussion with the student and adults concerned members of the Senior Management Team meet to discuss if the school feels it can meet the students particular needs. The local authority will be informed of the outcome of the visit, and whether a placement has been offered or declined. Cross Keys Learning aims to complete the whole process within ten days, dependent on a mutually convenient time for a visit.

Stage 3 - a placement is offered

Any special arrangements and an admission date will be agreed with the local authority.

The six week assessment period will commence from the pupils first day at Cross Keys Learning.