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Southfield School

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 




Children are referred to Southfield School by Hertfordshire County Council’s Special Needs Team. The SEN officers within the team deal with all applications to special schools in Hertfordshire and they can be contacted by ringing Phone: 0300 123 4040 or e-mailing Hertfordshire County Council via the contact us page of the Hertfordshire County Council Website


All children admitted to Southfield School have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


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. They will be attaining significantly below age related expectations in many areas of the curriculum (usually about 50% below) 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 before visiting. 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 the school office.


Please note that public health restrictions may mean that visits to the school in person cannot be safely accommodated. In these circumstances please visit the school website and view the virtual tour of the school. Once you have watched the presentation please contact the school if you have any further queries about our provision or admissions process.


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 may 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.


If you have any questions about admissions to Southfield School please contact the SEND Teams at Hertfordshire County Council. Contact details are available on the Hertfordshire County Council website