All placements are in accordance with 1996 Education Act, Local Authority and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015.

Before children are considered for admission to The Pines School an Educational Psychologist, a School Medical Officer and often a teacher will have assessed them as part of the process of preparing an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Some children may transfer from nurseries, other special schools or mainstream schools.

We are happy to meet parents and carers whose children are in the early stages of statutory assessment so that they can see for themselves the special educational facilities and opportunities we provide.  We are sure this will help to remove any concerns parents may have about securing or accepting a special school placement for their child.

When parents have visited the school they are able to understand what is special about our school, and view the provision and placement as a positive choice, in a setting that will provide relevant and appropriate help by qualified and experienced staff. The provision offered by our school is very highly regarded by professionals beyond school and parents and carers of our current and past pupils.