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Special Schools

School Name

Type of SEN/Disability school caters for

Age range covered

Eligibility Criteria to access the provision

Referral Route

Bamburgh School

Physical/medical difficulties, sensory impairment and social vulnerability and Moderate learning difficulties.

3-16 years

EHC Plan

Following Needs Assessment or annual review of an existing EHC Plan

Epinay School

Mild to moderate learning difficulties, associated conditions such as ADHD, ASC/D, (Autistic Spectrum Condition/Disorder, SLCN (speech and language communication needs), Asperger's Syndrome and specific learning difficulties (such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia).

4-18 years

EHC Plan

Following Needs Assessment or annual review of an existing EHC Plan

Keelman's Way School

Severe learning difficulties and some pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties and some pupils who may have some features of autism.

2-19 years

EHC Plan

Following Needs Assessment or annual review of an existing EHC Plan

Park View School

Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties.

11-16 yearsEHC PlanFollowing Needs Assessment or annual review of an existing EHC Plan

Units attached to mainstream schools

Name of School/Unit attached to mainstream school

Type of SEN/Disability school caters for

Age range covered

Eligibility Criteria to access the provision

Referral Route

Ashley Child Development Centre

The Centre assesses the needs of pupils who may have difficulties relating to their social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

Nursery & KS1

Pupils with complex special needs relating to their educational development, their speech and language, social and emotional problems.

EHC Plan not needed.

Pupils are referred by schools and the Educational Psychology Service.

Decisions about admission are made by a panel.

Fellgate Autistic Unit

Caters for children who have a diagnosis of ASD and complex difficulties related to their diagnosis.

3-11 years

EHC Plan

Decisions about admission are made by a panel.

Harton Academy

ASD Base

Speech and Language Base

ASD Base caters for children aged 11-16 years who have a diagnosis of ASD and complex difficulties related to their diagnosis.

 

 

Speech & Language base caters for children with speech, language and communication difficulties

11-16 years

 

 

 

 

11-16 years

EHC Plan needed

Pupils who need a high level of support to cope in a mainstream school (typically 20hrs+ per week)

 

EHC Plan needed

Pupils with speech and language needs. Most pupils will have previously attended Hedworthfield Language Unit during their primary education.

Decisions about admission are made by a panel.

 

 

 

Decisions about admission are made by a panel.

Hebburn Lakes

The units meet the educational needs of pupils who exhibit behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and some associated complex medical issues.

5-11 years

EHC Plan not essential

Decisions about admission are made by a panel.

Hedworthfield Language Development Unit

The Language Unit meets the educational needs of pupils with severe language and speech difficulties.

3-11 years

Access to outreach is a prerequisite to accessing the unit

Statement of SEN/EHC Plan not essential to access provision.

Jarrow School

Post 11 Autistic Unit

Caters for children who have a diagnosis of ASD and complex difficulties related to their diagnosis.

11-16 years

EHC Plan

Decisions about admission are made by a panel.

Alternative Education and Behaviour Support Service

Name

Type of SEN/Disability catered for

Age range covered

Eligibility criteria

Referral route

Alternative Education and Behaviour Support Service

Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.

5-11 years

Pupils are referred either because they are permanently excluded from mainstream school or because they are at risk of this happening.

Placements are short-term (14 weeks maximum).

Pupils' are referred by their schools.

The Beacon Centre

Social, Emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties.

11-16 years

Pupils are referred either because they are permanently excluded from mainstream school or because they are at risk of this happening.

Placements are short-term (14 weeks maximum).

Pupils' are referred by their schools.

Medical Home Tuition Service

The centre also provides for pupils with medical needs that require home education. The provision is in partnership with the pupils' mainstream school and the amount and length of teaching support depends on the individual pupils' needs.

5-16 years

Pupils' with a condition or illness which would necessitate a long absence from school.

Pupils' are generally referred by their mainstream school.

Pupils' are referred by their schools or other professionals working with them.

For a list of approved independent special institutions, see the Section 41 Secretary of State approved list

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