Light Years School will always put the child’s needs at the centre of every decision it makes regarding suitable placements for
pupils. We will follow our admissions policy to ensure that the process is adhered to consistently and fairly. We will work in
collaboration with parents and local authorities during the process.
Light Years School will proceed with admissions should a child meet the following aspects:
* Pupils will be aged between 7 (Year 3) and 11 (Year 6). Light Years School is unable to take secondary aged children.
* Pupils will have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) and will predominately have a primary diagnosis of high functioning
autism. Light Years School will consider a range of other special educational needs such as, but not limited to:
a) Speech, language and communication difficulties
b) Specific learning difficulties, for example Dyslexia
c) Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
d) High anxiety and/or school refusers
e) Sensory processing difficulties
In these circumstances, special consideration will be given to whether or not the school can meet the needs as set out in the
pupil’s EHCP. In addition to this, all pupils will be able to access the national curriculum at various levels.
In all circumstances, Light Years School will complete a comprehensive assessment of need, outlined below to ensure they can meet the child’s special educational needs in full.