All pupils who attend Beckmead and Chaffinch Brook Schools currently have a statement and they are considered for admittance to the school if the statement or now their Education, Health and Care Plan matches the SEBD or Autism and Challenging Behaviour provision the school offers. Pupils admitted to the Bramley Bank are admitted through Fair Access processes coordinated through the LA.
New pupils are invited to visit the school with or without a significant adult depending on pupil and family preference.
A further visit to the school may occur before a school place is offered if this is deemed appropriate and a place is available. After a place has been offered and accepted, an induction with the pupil, their family or significant adult will take place. The induction includes a risk assessment, provision of school uniform, completion of the home school agreement, outline of school rules and assessments in literacy and numeracy. Some pupils may start at Beckmead on a reduced timetable that gradually builds in duration when the pupil is successful and they are willing and able to access more time in school.
The LA will work closely with the school so that any decisions on placement for a pupil with a Statement or Education Health and Care Plan reflect the individual circumstances of each child and the school.