Admissions

Holmewood School is pleased to be able to open our doors and welcome our prospective parents.

 

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

Tel:  020 8920 0669      E-mail:  jgorasia@thsl.org.uk

Upon your arrival we will ask you to sanitise your hands.

 

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 tour 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.

Admissions Information

The Holmewood School welcomes students aged 7 to 19 years old with a range of learning differences associated with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome who are of average or above average cognitive ability and those that may have mild cognitive impairments (just below that of typically developing peers).

 

We are registered for up to 70 students across our sites; the Lower School (KS2 and KS3) is based in Woodside Park and our outstanding Sixth Form provision is located 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.
 
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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