Admissions

Holmewood School is pleased to be able to open our doors and welcome our prospective parents. Please note that presently we are able to accommodate only one adult and one child for tours and meetings.

 

To book a tour, contact Mr Jay Gorasia, Admissions & Marketing Manager:

Tel:         020 8920 0669

E-mail:   jgorasia@thsl.org.uk


Prior to attending we will require each visitor to undertake a COVID-19 test either at Holmewood or externally. 

[1] For Holmewood testing:
Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled visit time. We will undertake a lateral flow test and ask you to wait in your car or explore the local area for 30 mins for your result to show.

[2] External testing options: 
      1) Please email evidence of a negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of your visit time or
      2) Please email evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of your visit time

Upon your arrival we will ask you to clean your hands with a sanitiser, wear a face mask and maintain a physical distance of 2 metres.

 

If you display any signs of coronavirus; high temperature, cough, shortness of breath or are in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 then we ask that you do not attend your appointment and advise us accordingly.
 

Please note if we become aware of any local outbreaks/lockdowns, this guidance will be reviewed and tours may be cancelled at short notice. click here for.....

Admissions Information

The Holmewood School London welcomes students with a range of learning differences associated with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. We are registered for up to 70 students across our sites.  The Lower School (KS2 and KS3) is based in Woodside Park.  From September 2020, our Upper School, including our Outstanding Sixth Form provision, will move to our new Upper School site in Muswell Hill.   

 

All of our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which allows families to seek financial funding from their Local Authority. However, a statutory statement is not a requirement for admissions. Applications can be supported by independent assessment reports relevant to the individual. Our school does not discriminate between different social, cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds, but actively embraces and celebrates these differences.
 
The Holmewood School London caters for autistic children who are of average or above average cognitive ability and those that may have mild cognitive impairments (just below that of typically developing peers), aged between 7 and 19 with a diagnosis or overlapping diagnosis of language and communication difficulties and other difficulties associated with (what some may still refer to as) high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
 
Our focus is to provide experiences that parallel the mainstream provision with the additional focus on therapeutic programmes and a heavy emphasis on wellbeing, social skills and life skills.  
 
We invite all enquiries and work together with all families to ensure that we are the right choice for your child.
 
Admissions Procedure
 

  1. Raise your admissions enquiry by using the Enquiry Form or contacting directly the Admissions & Marketing Manager, Mr Jay Gorasia (see contact details below)

  2. Email copies of reports i.e. EHCP, school report, etc. to Mr Gorasia

  3. If, after reviewing the reports, the admissions panel believe that The Holmewood School may be able to cater for your child's needs then you will be invited for a tour of the Lower or Upper School as appropriate

  4. Attend an informal assessment (child) and interviews (parent/carer unless KS4+) with the Senior Leadership Team to ascertain additional information

  5. Attend taster days to ascertain suitability of placement with current cohort.  Note that these taster days may take place over a number of weeks, depending on the needs of the young person.

  6. A school placement is either offered or declined

 
Given that applications come from local authorities and direct from parents our procedures for admissions can take different routes. We treat every admissions procedure as individual due to the different factors and outside agencies that may be involved.

Our full Admissions Policy is available here.

If you have any questions or would like to make an admissions application, please contact:


Mr Jay Gorasia

Admissions & Marketing Manager

Tel:         020 8920 0669

E-mail:   jgorasia@thsl.org.uk

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