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Littlegreen School

Supporting and developing the whole child

Admissions

Admissions to Littlegreen are controlled by the local authority (West Sussex County Council). Information regarding West Sussex County Council special school places can be found here.

A pupil will be considered for admission if he has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Special Educational Need indicating SEMH Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties requiring support arrangements beyond those available in mainstream schools. Pupils may have been in mainstream schools or special support centres or pupilrefferal units and referred for admission following re-assessment or recommendation from an Annual Review.

Informal visits are arranged for parents at the proposed EHCP / statement stage or prior to an Annual Review where special school placement may be considered. This will enable parents to be fully informed when naming a school as the parental preference. Once the placement panel has agreed, statement and assessment papers are sent to the Headteacher for consideration. Admission is dependent upon the school being able to meet the provision prescribed in the statement and availability of space in the right section of the school. Further discussion with parents, with the current school, and, where appropriate, taster sessions for the pupil may be arranged before a decision is made.

Parents who wish to discuss the statutory assessment process or general issues of support for children with special educational needs may like to contact the Parent Partnership Service (Telephone 0845 075 1008) or email parent.partnership@westsussex.gov.uk.