Acorn Park School is a specialist autism school for children with an EHCP and a diagnosis of Autism. In addition, there may also be additional needs presented such as:
Moderate to severe learning difficulties
Challenges with emotional regulation that may lead to problematic or challenging behaviours
Challenges in developing effective communication skills
Difficulties with social interaction and building relationships
Little or no awareness of danger and keeping safe
A requirement for 1:1 support throughout waking hours.
Other needs that can be supported through a multidisciplinary approach
In most cases, SEN departments of local authorities will send referrals or placement enquiries directly to the school or to the regional admissions manager for consideration. Parents and carers can choose to name Acorn Park on their child’s EHCP. When a local authority agrees the school can meet need they will liaise with the school on the behalf of parents/carers.
Acorn Park will carefully review every referral, consider if they can meet needs based upon the information presented in the EHCP, and where appropriate, the supplementary reports and assessments that can accompany a referral. The school will also consider the classroom spaces that are available, alongside the current cohort within the school. We may also visit the child in order to continue to assess potential suitability for placement at Acorn Park.
Our Admissions Manager will manage this process, communicating with local authorities and parents every step of the way.
If you’d like to make a referral or you simply want to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.