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Our Admission Policy

West SILC is an all-age special school for children and young people with learning difficulties. Admission to the school is via an Education Health Care Plan which describes the kind of provision that they need. We are able to meet the needs of children and young people with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Complex and Multiple Learning Needs, Autism and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. All pupils have the right to remain in the school until the end of the school year in which they reach 19 years of age. Admissions may take place at any time of the year if places are available. All of our students have learning difficulties, but this term covers a very wide range of problems. These include some students who may need a great deal of extra support during their school life and beyond. We also have some students who have a range of other problems such as hearing loss, visual impairment and physical difficulties. Where appropriate we try to have our students included in mainstream education.

To request a place at West SILC, you need to discuss this with your Casework Officer and hold an Annual Review.  The Authority will then consult with schools (including ourselves) to see if they are able to meet your child's needs through all the provisions identified within their Statement or Education Health Care Plan.

The Local Authority admissions arrangements can be found using the following link. 


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