meeting which is held as part of our standard procedures and good practice. Staffing is
further reviewed on an annual basis.
An appropriate age peer group and academic and social compatibility with the group
is also taken into consideration and an impact risk assessment undertaken. Where
available places cannot be created in the appropriate peer group this may mean that a
place cannot be offered.
The number of pupils in each year group is limited in order to minimise the impact of
graduation on transition into and out of the School.
A placement may not be offered if parents/carers are not in agreement with the
School's autism methodologies and approach as outlined during visits and documents
such as the prospectus and statement of purpose. Parents are expected to sign a
home/school agreement upon commencement of placement.
The journey time will be taken into consideration when making a day placement with a
total travel time of 75 minutes being the maximum.
Prior's Court is committed to equality of opportunities for students and aims to meet
the needs of all by taking into account differences in gender, ethnicity, cultural, social
and religious backgrounds, as well as ability, needs and learning styles. All reasonable
actions and adjustments will be taken to meet these needs however there may be
occasions when this is not possible. For instance, not all areas are wheelchair
accessible. Although the School has been carefully designed to provide a safe
environment it may not be sufficiently secure for young people with significant
absconding behaviours. Consideration may need to be given to young people whose
physical vulnerability may put them at risk.
Decisions by the Admissions Panel will be guided by the SEN Code of Practice as to whether the
School is suitable for the child's age, ability, aptitude or his/her special educational needs,
whether the placement would be compatible with the efficient education of other children with
whom the child would be educated and whether the placement would be compatible with the
efficient use of resources.
When capacity is reached there is no flexibility to accommodate any oversubscription. Local
authorities and parents/carers are able to request that Prior's Court advise of any change to the
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