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Uplands School

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Uplands School Admission Criteria

We are a secondary special school, part of the Brunel Academies Trust. We cater for pupils with profound, multiple and/or severe learning difficulties who may have other difficulties including social, communication and interaction difficulties, Autism Spectrum Condition, medical difficulties and physical disabilities.

Visits can be arranged by contacting the School Office.

Extract taken from SBC Continuum of Provision, see link below:

The Continuum of Support in Swindon for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Brief Description

The following criteria will be used to determine if a pupil is to be referred to this special school:

Pupils Must:

  • Have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
    (In exceptional circumstances, pupils can be placed under statutory assessment)
  • Have profound, multiple and/or severe learning difficulties
  • Be aged from aged 11 to 19 years
  • Have needs that cannot be met at the stage of referral, by a full time placement in a mainstream school
  • Be placed after full consultation with parents
  • Children can join at any time through the school year subject to an appropriate place being available

Swindon Local Authority is the placing/admitting authority. Decisions on placement are made through SENRAP (Special Educational Needs Resources and Assessment Panel.)

Pupils will have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) which specifies their needs are severe or profound and require provision available in a special school staffed for pupils with Severe/Profound needs. The type of school appropriate is always named at the outcome of the Statutory Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment.