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Brooke School is an academy catering for 205 pupils aged from 2-19 yrs. The school serves the Rugby catchment area with some pupils also coming from across the county of Warwickshire. There are a few pupils from other authorities.

 

Brooke School is a part of Unity Multi Academy Trust (MAT). Pupils at the school are placed here because their needs are more severe and complex than children educated in the mainstream setting. Brooke is primarily a school for young people with learning and cognition difficulties, these difficulties could be moderate, severe or multiple and profound. In addition, pupils may have difficulties associated with autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, communication problems, medical and physical conditions and sensory impairment.

 

Admissions Procedure

As a MAT, the admissions are completed in partnership with the Local Authority. Details of

Warwickshire’s admissions procedures and the continuum of provision and admission can be found as part of the Authority’s local offer at:

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

 

Each referral is considered by an Admissions Panel, which meets monthly. The Panel is attended by a range of professionals, including representation from Warwickshire’s Special Educational Needs Disability Assessment and Review team and from Warwickshire Special Schools. Out of county pupils may be admitted through the panel, depending on the availability and suitability of places.

Referrals made by the panel to the school are then assessed giving full consideration to the profile of current cohorts in the school and its settings to ensure that:

 

  • There is an appropriate peer group, which will enable young people to develop their skills around social interactions and meet their emotional needs.
  • Admission to the school is not incompatible with the efficient education of the school community and the efficient use of resources.
  • Placement will be compatible with the safety of other students.

 

The school may request to visit a child in their current setting to gain further information regarding their specific needs before a decision is made.

 

All pupils fully admitted to this school must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (N.B. On occasions the school will accept pupils on assessment placements, however, on completion of the assessment a place at the school is not guaranteed). Pupils may be admitted throughout the year.

 

Parents are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement and can contact the school office to arrange this.

 

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