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Procedure for admission

Thank you for your interest in applying for a place for your child at Gretton School.

Enquiries can be made via the enquiry form on this website, or by telephoning the School admissions team on 01223 277438.

Parents are invited to visit Gretton at one our open afternoons, please look at the list of open afternoon dates and contact the admissions team to book a visit.

Should a formal request for placement be made, students papers will be reviewed to ensure criteria is met and we will arrange for a day or boarding assessment to be undertaken and produce an assessment report detailing the placement offer and fees, as appropriate.

Once a placement has been agreed by the local authority, we will develop and implement a comprehensive transition plan.



Criteria for admission

Students must have a final Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care Plan and will be diagnosed with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. However, due to the variation in diagnostic terminology, students may be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, autistic spectrum condition or autism.

Upon admission, a baseline assessment is undertaken and used in conjunction with students’ Statements of Special Educational Needs (SSEN) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) to help develop Individual Education Plans, Behaviour Plans and, where relevant, Placement Plans.

These person-centred plans detail students’ individualised academic, leisure and therapy programmes. They also identify areas of ability and need, as well as personal aims and aspirations.

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