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Admissions criteria

Who do we support?

North Hill House School provides specialist day and residential education for up to 60 children and young people. Our students must be aged six to 19 years old and be diagnosed as having ASD and associated conditions.

The admissions process

We accept referrals from a range of different routes, such as:

  • Expression of interest from a local authority
  • Direct referral from a local authority
  • Parental referral
  • Professional referral

After receiving a referral, we will then carefully examine all available paperwork to get a better understanding of the student’s history and needs. Based on this, if appropriate, we will then invite the young person and their parent/carer to visit the school for an assessment. This is a vital part of the admissions process as we feel the student must want to be part of North Hill House School if the placement is to be successful.

We will invite the young person to visit the school for a one-day assessment. During this, they will meet with education and therapy staff (as well as residential staff if applicable) so that we can better understand their needs. This process helps us to gather all the information that we need to make an informed decision and ensure that we only offer places to the right young people that we truly believe will thrive at North Hill House School.

After gathering together all of the feedback and outcomes from the assessment day, we will look at whether we feel we can meet the young person’s needs. If we believe that we can, then we will make an offer of a place.