Admissions

Please note all pupils at Woodside School have an EHC Plan or Statement of Special Need.

If you are considering Woodside School as a possible placement for your child, you need to be aware that places at Woodside School are assigned by the London Borough of Bexley. Woodside School cannot admit pupils without having been directed to do so by Bexley.

Please do come and visit us and we will be more than happy to show you our school. Visiting the school will allow you to see what Woodside can offer and make a more informed decision about whether we are the right placement for your child. Just ring the school number and enquire about coming to view.

If, having visited, you would like your child to attend Woodside School, please see below for advice on what should happen next.

My child does not have an EHC Plan

Please liaise with your child’s current school who will be able to explain the process for this. Woodside School cannot admit any students without an EHC Plan or Statement.

My child is in the process of having an EHC Plan agreed

·         At the multi-agency meeting, inform your Case Officer that Woodside School is your preference for your child to attend. If the meeting has already happened, you can contact your Case Officer by telephone to inform them of your decision

·         The Case Officer will approach Woodside School with the draft EHC Plan and enquire whether we can meet the provision in Section F and whether Woodside School would be a suitable placement.

·         A response is sent to the Local Authority with our answer to those questions as well as whether we have a space available.

·         Your child’s case is returned to the Bexley Statutory Assessment Panel with our response and the Panel will make a decision as to whether to allocate your child a place at Woodside School

My child already has an  EHC Plan

·         An Emergency Review will need to be held at your child’s current school. During the Review, you’ll be able to express your wish for change of placement.

·         The Review will be sent to your Local Authority for agreement for a change of placement.

·         The Case Officer will approach Woodside School with the EHC Plan and Annual Review paperwork and enquire whether we can meet the provision in Section F and whether Woodside School would be a suitable placement.

·         A response is sent to the Local Authority with our answer to those questions as well as whether we have a space available.

·         Your child’s case is returned to the Bexley Statutory Assessment Panel with our response and the Panel will make a decision as to whether to allocate your child a place at Woodside School

You live outside of the London Borough of Bexley

·         You will need to consult with your Local Authority who will need to approach Bexley to see if they will consider your child for placement at Woodside.