Admissions

Mossbrook School provides education for children with Autism and Communication Difficulties. All of our pupils have learning difficulties

 

Children are placed at Mossbrook by Sheffield Children and Young People’s Directorate (SEND Department) after careful assessment of their educational needs. The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015 requires reports from Educational, Psychologists and Medical Professionals to be considered as part of the assessment process. Parents must be involved and their views taken into account at every stage. Pupils join at the start of their Reception year or are transferred from other special schools or mainstream schools.

 

A visit to Mossbrook School is arranged for parents or carers before a decision is made about school placement. Some parents choose to visit on their own; others prefer to come with an Educational Psychologist, Teacher or other professional.

 

When the decision that the child is to start at Mossbrook has been made, further visits are encouraged to discuss with us the child’s needs, arrangements for transport, school meals, medical information and other practical matters.

 

A meeting with the new parents or carers is arranged either before admission, to discuss their child in detail and admission paperwork is completed. These details are distributed to all the staff who will be involved with the child.

 

The statutory admissions register is also completed and the child is entered into the school database.