We focus on the needs of children with significant and complex additional needs. These children may be “lost to learning”, at significant risk of exclusion, or out of school with a placement hard to establish.

This may include, but is not limited to, children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan and children and young people who are undergoing assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan. Typically they will be children who are hard to place within local authorities and for whom existing arrangements within “Education Otherwise Than at Schools” (EOTAS) has not provided the necessary solution for the child or young person.

In addition, the child may have a range of associated difficulties such as:

  • Autism (rather than ASD or Asperger Syndrome), 
  • Social, Emotional or Mental Health difficulties, 
  • Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia and 
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties

It is the R.E.A.L. Independent Schools’ aim to enable young people to be educated within their community.  This includes engagement with partner services, to provide a coherent approach to meeting their needs. The focus is on re-integration into school to enable these children and young people in to re-engage with all aspects of life in their community.

R.E.A.L. Independent Schools are a creative development of strategically placed Learning Hubs linked to small community venues. These provide opportunities for supporting a dynamic approach to re-engagement through a curriculum model that focuses on re-establishing social opportunities for children, young people and their families/carers. (See our Curriculum Policy).

We aim to work to overcome prejudice.Our admissions criteria and procedures are designed to ensure that we do not discriminate on grounds of ability, gender, ethnicity, race or religion.

Admission is reliant on adherence to the school’s admissions procedures as set out on the next pages of this section.

Our admissions policy is located in the Policy section of our website here.

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