Admissions

Admissions

Admissions may be made any time during the school year, but the majority take place in September.  Westhaven School provides education according to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001) for students whose areas of need are:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognitive and Learning
  • Emotional and Social Development
  • Sensory and/or Physical

All the students at Westhaven experience a learning difficulty that is significantly greater than other students of the same age or they may have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities found for children of the same age in a mainstream school.

All admissions are made in accordance with the current school criteria and the appropriate legislation.  Students who attend Westhaven School have an EHCP. Before entry their parents, and then the students, usually have visited the school.

Places are offered subject to availability and suitability and only if parents feel that they can support the recommendations set out in this booklet.  Mutual co-operation between parents and the staff of the school is seen as the key to a successful educational experience for each child.

For more information please see your school’s SENCO officer or contact the North Somerset Special educational needs team.