Lindsworth School is a Birmingham City Council residential special school with 83 statemented pupils on roll (September2015) with a capacity for 120 pupils. There are up to 12 places in our residence unit. The population of Lindsworth School reflects the social, ethnic and religious diversity of Birmingham and includes a small number of children from neighbouring authorities.
The school caters for children with complex special educational needs, including Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attachment Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Conditions, which impact on their Social, Emotional and Behavioural responses.
At Lindsworth School we only take children on roll who have a Statement of Special Needs. Pupils can join us from Secondary Transfer onwards up to Year 10.
Lindsworth School is notified of children through a referral from SENAR. A decision as to whether Lindsworth School can meet a child’s needs will be made through an evaluation of the information received by the school from SENAR based on the following:
· the placement is appropriate to the child’s needs
· their admission is compatible with the interests of other children at the school
· and there is an efficient use of the LA’s resources.
Lindsworth School will collate information from the referral from received from SENAR, a visit to their current school and home visits to ascertain whether we believe that our school can meet the individual needs of that child.
Lindsworth is not able to offer places to children unless they have been referred through SENAR. As soon as Lindsworth School agree that they are able to meet the child’s needs, parents/carers are invited to attend an informal meeting that will have been pre-arranged with the Admissions Coordinator. Pupils who join us on Secondary Transfer will have two ‘taster’ days organised in July when new year seven children come into school and initial baseline testing and a general introduction to the school takes place.
Admission to Lindsworth School takes place throughout the academic year. All in year transfers will have a bespoke induction package created which is specific to each of the pupil’s individual needs.
Places will be offered if there is a vacancy at the school and the school can meet the child’s educational needs.
If you would like any further information before your child starts at Lindsworth please contact Jenny Francis on 0121 693 5363