Admissions
Westfield House School admits students who require specialist educational provision. The school caters for those children who have, for one reason or another, been identified as being inappropriate for mainstream education.


Referrals

Referrals are generally initiated by placing authorities. Local authorities will provide us with information relating to a particular child whose needs’ are consistent with our services. This is known as a consultation process or as a request for clarification of suitability, following an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Parents and carers are warmly invited to discuss the services on offer at Westfield House School. If the child concerned has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) we advise that parents and carers contact their named Special Educational Needs Officer or EHCP Co‐ordinator to clarify available options.

All children referred to us will be at the centre of a consultation process. This is to ensure that we have all the information we need to make a judgement about the potential suitability of the child referred. We need to be satisfied that we can meet the needs of the child and keep her or him safe. If the referral is considered appropriate, visits will be arranged and we can offer either “taster days” or an assessment placement.

The local authority will be notified of successful referrals. The local authority will only then make a final decision about the suitability of the placement and will notify parents/carers and the school of the outcome.

Special Educational Needs
We cater for those with a current Statement of Special Educational Needs and those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Prospective students will have their needs formally assessed (as a consultation process with the placing Authority) and full access to the National Curriculum may be adjusted in accordance with their individual needs, presentation and cognitive ability. We aim to meet identified needs as specified within the Statement or EHCP.

English as An Additional Language (EAL)
Westfield House School promotes full access to its curriculum and this means that reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of students for whom English is an additional language.

Accessibility & Equality
We are committed to anti‐discriminatory practice and we are a non­‐partisan school. We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for everyone regardless of race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, sexuality, disability, age, or marital status.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity, which embraces a broader definition than equal opportunities. This broader definition recognises that everyone has a contribution to make and that services can be improved by harnessing the skills and contributions from all sectors of the workforce and community.