How do I make a referral?

Who can make a referral?

Referrals can be received from schools and local authorities.

How do I make an initial enquiry?

Should you wish to find out more about our provision, please make an initial enquiry by either emailing or calling the Admissions Officer at the school. Emails should be sent to office@brightsparkslearningcentre.org

What information do I need to make a referral?

We will require detailed and up-to-date information relating to the prospective pupil to ascertain whether we can meet the young person’s individual needs and help them make the best academic, social and emotional progress.

What happens next?

Should the centre be deemed a suitable match for the pupil, a visit to the centre or, if more appropriate, the pupil’s home will be organised.
Following this visit, a formal offer may be made.

How will the pupil be funded?

Pupils are funded by commissioning schools, local authorities or parents. Once a funding package has been agreed, and a formal contract signed, we will issue a start date. Thereafter, the transition process can begin.

How many children attend the school?

The centre provides places for up to 20 girls and boys aged 11 to 16 on any one day.

The centre provides full time places for 4 children, without and EHCP plan; the remaining places are part-time, generally two days per week. Pupils can attend on a short-term or long-term basis.

Classes will have no more than five pupils except where planned otherwise, for instance, in P.E or PSHE and RSE where larger groups of children may be taught together.