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Woodpecker Court post 16 criteria (Year 12 and over)

Woodpecker Court can only offer education to students who have an Education Health Care Plan that it can meet the needs of including academically.

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 (School years 7-11)

Woodpecker Court cannot offer education to any young person aged under 16 unless they are on the roll of another school or part of a virtual school, this can only be for a maximum of two days per week.  Applications to attend must be made by their school and cannot be made by parents or other professionals.

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