Children are admitted to Hayfield once they have an Education Health Care Plan. The Local Authority (LA) will have discussed all available options to you and you have a right to say which special school you want your child to go to.
The LA will advise you on which special schools would meet the learning needs of your child. The LA must agree with your preference as long as:
- The school you choose is suitable for your child’s age, ability, skills and special educational needs.
- Your child’s attendance at your preferred school will not have a detrimental effect upon the education of other children already at that school.
- Placing your child in that school will be an efficient use of the LA resources.
You may want your child to go to a school not run by the LA; a non-maintained special school or an independent school. The LA will consider your wishes, but if there is a suitable state school within the LA they are unlikely to spend public money on another option.
Under the Children and Families Bill, all schools will be required to admit pupils with statements of SEN or Education, Health and Social Care Plans, where a particular school or setƫng is named; even if that school or seƫting is full.
Who can I turn to for support to help resolve disagreements?
SEN Partnership Wirral SEND Partnership (formally Parent Partnership) is an impartial, independent and confidential service which gives free information, advice and support about matters relating to Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and is for parents or carers of children aged 0-25, and young people aged 16-25 with special educaƟonal needs and /or disabilities. You can contact them at:
WIRED, Parent Partnership, Unit 7, Wirral Business Park, Arrowe Brooke Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 1SX. 0151 670 1600. Further information can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find information as to what Hayfield School can provide for your child by reading our SEN report.
You may also like to view the information relating to Wirral's Local Offer