With the support of the placing authority, the young person and their parents/carers
are invited to an onsite assessment undertaken by senior lead practitioners with
significant experience and members of the multi- disciplinary team. A second
assessment in the current provision or young person's home is undertaken if
The assessment, together with further information from parents/carers and
professionals, is considered by the Admissions Panel to determine whether Prior's
Court Young Adult Provision would be able to meet the young person's needs, provide
an appropriate peer group and enable progress.
Failure to disclose information during the assessment process may affect the validity of
the assessment and lead to the process being terminated.
A recommendation from the Admissions Panel is then made to the CEO and Executive
team who confirm that the admissions criteria have been met, that a place is available
and that staffing in place before a letter of suitability is sent to the Local Authority with
a clear deadline for response.
Due to high levels of interest more letters of suitability than available places may be
sent. Potential placements can only be taken back to our admissions panel for final
discussion on receipt of written confirmation of Local Authorities' intention to place at
Prior's Court and agreed funding in place.
The admissions panel will consider all applications of suitable placements and then
undertake the final phase of admission, which is to undertake a comprehensive
compatibility and impact assessment of peer groupings and a formal offer of
placement including contract will be issued (usually by mid-March to enable to meet
the EHC plan deadline of 31/3).
Priority will be given to Prior's Court School pupils who meet the admissions criteria.
All young adults will have a diagnosis of autism. Referrals can be accepted for young
people who are awaiting diagnosis however a formal diagnosis may be required.
All young adults will have moderate to severe learning difficulties (as specified in their
Young Adults may also have associated conditions such as ADHD, epilepsy, OCD
and/or other health or additional needs such as, but not limited to, challenging
ADMISSIONS - PRIORS COURT YOUNG ADULT
Version 1 Review Date: 30 Sep 2023