How are children admitted to Southfield School?
Children are referred to Southfield School by Hertfordshire County Council’s Special Needs Team.
All children admitted to Southfield School have a statement of special educational needs.
Children can join Southfield School at any point in the school year, and at any age during their primary education.
Children coming to Southfield will have been assessed as having complex learning difficulties and in addition may have:
- Speech and language difficulties
- Mild physical difficulties
- A particular syndrome
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- A social, communication difficulty
- Related social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
Parents are welcome to visit the school before any decision about admissions has been made, and visits like this to a number of schools can be very helpful in finding the right school for your child. You are welcome to bring a friend, relative or professional with you, when you visit. We do not recommend that pupils visit with you, until an offer of a place has been made, but if you feel this would be helpful for you and your child, please discuss it with us.
Please note that an informal visit does not confirm that a place has been offered. Visits to the school can be arranged by ringing 01707 276504 and speaking to Pauline Hall.
As soon as the offer of a place has been made, staff from Southfield will contact parents. We will invite you into school, visit your child in their current school or setting, and offer a home visit so that we can work together on planning the next steps to ensure that your child makes a happy and successful transition to Southfield School.
Oversubscription issues are managed by Hertfordshire County Council, we do not hold a waiting list.