Admissions

Woodpecker Court post 16 criteria

Woodpecker Court is designed for young people who are not yet ready or able to attend and sustain a mainstream supported college course, training provider, apprenticeship or traineeship or another special school post 16 provision in the area. These young people will already have likely accessed highly specialist provision pre- 16. Woodpecker Court works very closely with other specialist post 16 providers to ensure that young people receive provision most appropriate to their needs.

Students generally have an EHCP/Statement. It is likely that students may also have additional needs associated with the diagnosis such as challenging behaviours, social and emotional needs and high levels of anxiety.

Woodpecker Court general admissions information

The Published Admission Number (PAN) is 60 students on the main site of Wigmore Lane daily, owing to the flexibility of the programmes that we run this will likely mean that there are over 60 on roll.

A waiting list is in place to protect the daily PAN. An oversubscription criterion exists, ensuring that students that have the greatest need will be admitted first.

We operate within Section 86 however are at all times mindful of the potential to prejudice the provision of education and the efficient use of resources.

Decisions on the admission of students with a Statement of Special Educational need / Education, Health and Care plan are made by the Local Authority in collaboration with us. The admission arrangements for students without a Statement of Special Educational needs / Education, Health and Care Plan do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs.

In the case of a SEN consult the referral form does not need to be completed as the consult replaces the need for this. A referral form is completed by the referring agency, this must be fully completed with all available information so an informed decision can be made whether a place can be offered. A place will not be offered until all information is received.

If a student has previously had their placement interrupted careful consideration will be applied before an agreed readmission to ensure that the learning and progress of other students is not affected.

Woodpecker Court will only show students round that we believe we can meet needs of this is to ensure that young people who want to access our provision are not shown round prior to the consult, this is to avoid disappoint when needs cannot be met.

Show rounds are to only to happen out of opening hours to ensure that these do not impact upon our current students learning.

Woodpecker Court Criteria 11-16

All students that access our provision must be on the roll of a school, deemed their home school or be part of one of the Virtual School’s. Students who are pre 16 are enrolled on our engagement programme for no more than 2 days per week with an SLA reflective of this and a PSP that reflects the bespoke educational package tailored by the home school/Virtual School’s within this it will outline the engagement programme delivered by Woodpecker Court as well as the education they receive the rest of the week.