Admission to FreshSteps
Referrals for places at FreshSteps must come via the Local Authority SEN service or through the referring school or alternative provision.
The SEN team and referring school must ensure that FreshSteps has received a copy of the pupils EHC Plan.
EHCPs are then reviewed by our SENCo who will determine whether FreshSteps may be able to meet the needs of the pupil.
If it is deemed that FreshSteps may be able to meet the needs of the child, a trial will be offered. This can range anywhere between three day to two weeks, depending on the pupils.
Following a successful trial period, FreshSteps will endeavour to offer a place to the child.
Please note that FreshSteps is an independent provider and where we will endeavour to offer places, it may not always be possible, and it is always at the discretion of the school. The final decision on whether a place is granted or not lies with the headteacher.
Places at FreshSteps are limited and we have a number of factors to consider prior to offering a place. This includes, the needs of the referred child, the needs of the pupils we currently already have, staffing, facilities, health and safety and risk factors. A decision to admit or not admit a child to FreshSteps will take into consideration all of the above.
Visits to the school are strongly recommended. Parents/Carers are encouraged to bring the pupil with them when visiting FreshSteps.
Please call our office: 02088035827 to arrange an appointment. Visits to FreshSteps are held on a Thursday morning.