The school welcomes informal visits from parents/carers considering which placement would be best for their child.
The Phoenix School is a designated mixed day Special School by the DfES and opened in September 2004. This school caters for boys and girls between the ages of two and nineteen years of age. The Local Authority determines the maximum role. We have places for pupils from 2 to 19 years of age; pupils may join the school at any age appropriate. We are a day special school for children who have learning difficulties which may be severe or profound and multiple. We also have provision for children with autism, children with multi sensory impairment, high complex medical needs and challenging behaviour. Children are normally admitted at the beginning of the school year unless there are particular circumstances. Admission to the Phoenix takes place after a full multi professional assessment of the child’s needs has been made. All children are the subjects of a Statement of Special Educational Needs and parent/carer involvement in this process is imperative and visits to the school are strongly encouraged. The Local Authority is the admitting authority and will liaise with the school regarding admissions. The Local Authority can supply a copy of their admissions policy on request.