The school accepts students whose difficulties cannot be met in a mainstream school or pupil referral unit (PRU). The students will normally meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a Statement of Special Educational Needs in which OEA is named as the student’s school
- Have agreement from the Local Authority responsible for the student that they will attend New Forest School
- The suitability of OEA for the student (the student must have needs that can be met within the expected available provision and staffing levels)
- The wishes of the parent or carer
- The nature of the student’s needs and previous educational experiences
- The recommendations of the referring body
Prior to admission we will meet new students and also give them and their parents or carers an opportunity to visit our school. This is an important part of the admission process as it gives the student an opportunity to meet the staff and see the school for themselves.
Refusal of Admissions
The Head Teacher reserves the right to refuse admission in the following cases:
The school is fully subscribed and admitting further students would be incompatible with the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.
Where the admission of a student would compromise the Health and Safety of students and/or staff within the school, or, would seriously compromise or disrupt the education of students already within the school
Our admissions policy can be downloaded via this link:
Referrals to the school would normally be handled by the Local Authority responsible for the young person. Whilst we welcome informal enquiries from parents, carers or other professionals working with a young person who they feel may be suitable for our provision, the actual placement needs to be organised by the local authority.
We normally work with students who have one of the following:
- Mild Learning Difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Conditions
- Loss of Motivation
- Difficulty engaging in educational settings
- Educational Phobias