Referrals & Admissions
- Pupils will be aged between 7 and 18 years.
- All pupils will have a statement of special educational needs or an Education and Health Care Plan
- The statement will specify that the pupil exhibit emotional and mental health needs
- Pupils will normally have been assessed as being within the low average to above average ability range.
- Pupils may have learning difficulties and/or low attainment that are associated with their emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- Pupils may have specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
- Pupils may be admitted on the basis of their need for a nurturing/therapeutic support.
All pupils admitted to Waterloo Lodge will have been initially referred by their Local Authority (LA). If, after reviewing the information provided, the school believes that the pupil meets the admission criteria, arrangements will be made with the LA for the parents/carers and pupil to visit the school. The visit will include a tour of the school, introduction to key staff and a meeting at which the school policies and curriculum are discussed. At Waterloo Lodge School we offer pupils with taster sessions to allow them the opportunity to express their own feelings about whether they think the school is right for them. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. If, following these visits, all parties are agreed that the pupil’s needs can be met at the school and that the pupil and parent/carers are committed to the placement, arrangements will be made for admission.