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Brown’s School’s admissions process delivers an efficient and supportive service to local authorities, parents and other professionals to ensure that children are placed in a service that is right for their needs. Our admissions procedures aim to be honest, transparent and respectful of individual rights.

  • On receiving an enquiry about the school a record is made of the enquirer’s name and contact details and the child’s information including the nature of the child’s difficulties. A visit to the school is then arranged or a prospectus sent out.
  • On visiting the school prospective parents/guardians are shown around and informed of the schools provision. A more in depth discussion takes place regarding the prospective pupils’ needs and relevant reports are requested, if not already provided.
  • Assessment visits are arranged if the enquirer wishes to proceed and, on inspection of paperwork, it is possible that Brown’s can meet the therapeutic and educational needs of the child. Assessment visits can range from one to several days depending on the child.
  • If appropriate an offer of a placement is made when assessment information has been gathered and relevant reports considered. An offer is made if the school believes it can meet the child’s assessed needs.

We have specific admission criteria relevant to the service and support that we offer. If we are unable to meet the young person’s needs, we will provide you with alternative options in order to secure a suitable placement.

Full details of our procedures can be found in our Admissions Policy