Advice for parents

School placement enquiries

Does your child have an EHCP?

No – You will need to enquire at your child’s school to begin the process of an EHCP, this is something your school SENCO can support you with.

Yes – During an EHCP review, you can request a school placement change.

As a parent you can request an interim review at any point to discuss your child’s placement. This can be done through your school SENCo or by contacting your local authority SEND support team. We accept children from all surrounding local authorities providing we can meet needs.

Admissions to school can take place at any time during the course of the year. They are dealt with by the Local Authority in which you live through the consultation process. As a school we advise the local authority as to whether we can meet the needs of your child in our school. The local authority will then consider all parties views before coming to a decision over the educational provision for your child.

Prospective Parents/Carers are very welcome to visit school on a Tuesday or Thursday morning during the school term dates.

If you would like to book a visit please contact the school on 0115 9733710 or use our booking link to complete our enquiry form and a member of staff will contact you.

We appreciate the decision to consider the possibility of a special school maybe a difficult one. In all situations our Headteacher, Trish Turner, will discuss with you the individual needs of your child and any concerns that you may have. Trish, or another member of the Senior Leadership Team will show you around school so that you can see at first-hand our children at work and at play.

Local Authority SEND Contact Information

Derbyshire County Council

Please click here for more information or call: 01629 580 000

Derby City

Please click here for more information or email:

Nottinghamshire County Council

Please click here for more information or call: 0300 500 8080

Nottingham City Council

Please click here for more information or call: 0115 876 4300

Additional advice can be sought from:

Parent Partnership Service

You can also get advice from Derby and Derbyshire Parent Partnership. The service offers free, confidential  and impartial advice offering help and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.

Visit Derbyshire Parent Partnership, email or call 01246 273154/5 for Derbyshire or 01332 641414 for Derby City residents.