Admissions Information

Children and young people aged 11-14 can obtain a placement at Ashwell Academy following a referral by a Local Authority, or from a maintained school or Academy. It is required that students referred from maintained schools and Academies.

Students will be placed on the role of Ashwell and where possible will either stay on the role of their home school or have a suggested role.

On acceptance of the referral by the Ashwell Academy, the Commissioner will enter into a contractual arrangement with Ashwell Academy to secure the placement.

Once a referral is accepted, the student will be invited to Ashwell Academy to discuss their induction programme and Individual Learning Plan.

It should be noted that children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names Ashwell Academy as the appropriate school to meet those needs will be allocated places in the first instance.

Students transferring from other institutions/areas will be integrated into Ashwell Academy within the following guidelines:

That any transfer is a process and not an event.
The students and their parents/carers have a right to be heard and to participate in decision making about provision to meet their special education needs and that contact is established and maintained throughout the process.
That coping strategies will be provided for the student and a key person appointed with whom the student can liaise.
That there are opportunities for the student to visit the school and sample the atmosphere and environment.
Any student transferring from another school is assessed by the SENCO on arrival through a variety of diagnostic tests.
That the advice from the previous school is highly valued.

PLACES COMMISSIONED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND SCHOOLS

Commissioners will assess a student’s educational and additional needs including a risk assessment. Commissioners will discuss potential referrals with Ashwell Academy where they are uncertain that all the needs of a child or young person can be met by Ashwell Academy to help determine whether a referral should be made. If a Commissioner’s assessment process concludes that a referral to Ashwell Academy will appropriately meet a student’s needs, the Commissioner will complete a Referral Form and submit this to Ashwell Academy.

On acceptance of the referral by the Ashwell Academy, the Commissioner will enter into a contractual arrangement with Ashwell Academy to secure the placement.

Once a referral is accepted, the student will be invited to Ashwell Academy to discuss their induction programme and Individual Learning Plan.

It should be noted that children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names Ashwell Academy as the appropriate school to meet those needs will be allocated places in the first instance.

Any student transferring from another school is assessed by the SENCO on arrival through a variety of diagnostic tests.
That the advice from the previous school is highly valued.