Sedgemoor Manor School is registered to work with children and young people aged 10-19 years with a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and associated complex needs. We accept referrals from local authorities and private fee paying parent/carers.
Prior to a placement at Sedgemoor Manor School, all young people and their parents/carers are offered the opportunity to visit the school, and if appropriate, we will also visit prospective students in their current placements. Visits from commissioning officers are also strongly encouraged.
Our referrals co-ordinator oversees all visits and collates information from parents and the young person’s current or most recent placements. This information is audited by the senior leadership team with input from the wider staff team.
All referrals are considered carefully to ensure that once a place it is offered, it is done on the basis of a strong understanding of the needs of the young person, their families/carers and their multi-professional team. Sedgemoor Manor School works closely with all stakeholders to ensure that there is agreement around the needs and outcomes in each case.
We offer individualised packages of education, care and therapy for our young people. We strongly believe that some individuals will always struggle to ‘fit in’ to existing structures and will only thrive when their provision is more tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of nurture and unconditional high regard. This approach underpins our admissions process.