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Admissions criteria

Who we support

Kingsmere School is a co-educational school for young people aged 11 -16 years old, specialising in providing education for children and young people with SEMH (also known as BESD) difficulties.

Providing hope when mainstream placements have failed

We specifically focus on the education of young people who are at risk from permanent exclusion, high risk behaviours and other factors that can impact upon the education of the student.  A large proportion of our students have come to us because:

  • They have been unable to cope in mainstream schools because of background experiences
  • The education system does not fit them and their needs
  • They are in care at one of our residential provisions

Some of our pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need / EHCP of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA).

The admissions process

Admissions to Kingsmere School are all made on an individual basis and depend upon a detailed assessment of each young person’s needs and our ability as a school to meet those needs.

The school principal works closely to oversee the admissions process for each and every young person.

After receiving referral paperwork, we look at this in detail to assess whether we feel the young person will be a good fit with our school. If so, the school principal will then visit the young person,  to evaluate in more depth whether Kingsmere School is the right place for them. The young person is then invited to come for a visit to the school, with their parents/carers and if all goes well, an offer of a place will be made.