The admissions process is very simple in practical terms. You send papers to us and we will review them within two weeks and let you know if we feel we can meet need. We'll give you feedback and arrange an interview if appropriate. We will let your Local Authority (LA) know that you are considering The View School and provide them with any evidence they require of our provision and how we will meet need. We recommend you also contact your LA and keep them updated on any developments. Following the interview we will confirm if we are able to offer a place and a start date. We will also inform your LA, confirming fees and additional costs relating to therapeutic interventions identified within the Educational Health and Care plan (EHCp). You will then need to confirm that you are choosing us as a school with your LA. Your LA will then confirm if they are in agreement with naming The View School within the EHCp.
Our admissions policy will give you a guide as to how we approach this transitional phase for young people, as well as an overview of how we review a young person's journey. You will find more information on the Before Joining us section of this website, answering some of the questions parents and carers want to know. Moreover, we understand how difficult the transitional phase can be; we strive to keep parents and young people fully informed so that they have all the information they need for future planning. If ever you want to know more we are only ever a phone call or email away.
naming The View School - EHCp
As parents and carers you have a legal right to name whichever school you feel is best placed to meet your child's needs. Your Local Authority (LA) have a statutory duty to consult with the school you have named. The LA will then review information provided by the school and either confirm or recommend an alternative provider. If your LA names another School, we will work with you to provide the evidence they require to ensure that placement with us is the most appropriate.
If a representation to SENDIST is required, we will attend mediation and tribunals to support the forward journey for your child. We do not advocate for you, yet we will be able to give some guidance on what the LA need to make an informed decision.
Important Dates for Applicants
Your Local Authority will provide guidance for when applications for September transitions need to take place.
Demand for places is high and we recommend that you get in touch when your child is in year 5 or at the beginning of year 6.
if you are looking for a space during the school year, please get in touch as places occasionally become available
School Tours and Interviews
We meet with all our prospective students before making a final decision on placement. This can be during or after the school day (Covid 19 guidelines allowing).
The Autism Show
Showing off our wonderful school is something we relish; this year, and as per other years, we will be giving a talk on sensory acuity and the transition to
Autism Web Summit
In place of this year's Autism show, organisers have arrange an excellent programme of speakers to informalities and support the ASD community.
We offer taster days to all students before making a placement offer. It is important that the young people get the chance to spend some time with us before deciding that we're the right school for them