The Sallygate School provides 39 weeks of full time education for boys and girls of 8-17 who have behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Pupils attending the school are referred via Channels and Choices as part of a joint service including care and education. Every effort is made to ensure that the child is appropriately placed, and that the provision offered by the school matches the needs of the child.  Where it is thought appropriate, integration into mainstream or special schooling will be considered, as part of a clearly defined pathway for the child.

In all cases pupils will be considered for admission if:

  • The pupil’s educational needs, including those outlined on their Statements or Education and Health Care plans can be met.
  • There is a place in an appropriate class and/or year group.
  • Their admission would not seriously disrupt the education of current students.

Pupils for whom English is an additional language are admitted only providing that they meet the above criteria.  For such pupils additional support is provided on a 1:1 basis or within very small teaching groups.