Admissions

 

Whilst there is no better way to find out about life at The Holmewood School than by visiting us, we are following current government advice in order to keep our community safe and as such we are unable to offer visits or tours of the School at the present time. Please email Mr Jay Gorasia, Head of Admissions & Marketing in order to keep up to date with regards to future tours and visits. In the meantime, we are still operating with a virtual Admissions Service.

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​

The Holmewood School is a trading name of Cavendish Learning (London) Ltd, registered in England and Wales. No 09622592. Registered Office 14 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AR. www.cavendisheducation.com

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