How to make a Referral
The Secret Garden School is Department of Education Registered School. DFE Number 937/6033 URN 148243
We are currently operating for pupils in KS2 and KS3 ( Ages 7-14)
Our curriculum will be expanded to include KS4 and KS5 (14-19) from September 2023.
This will allow any pupils starting with us in Year 8 in 2021, to continue their education with us, providing we are still the correct education provider to best meet the pupils individual needs.
Some of our pupils have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) to address their Special Educational Needs.
All pupils are able to explore a wide and varied Curriculum of subjects in line with the National Curriculum.
We create a bespoke learning and care pathway for each pupil so that they can achieve their full academic, social, and developmental potential in a safe and happy environment.
At the Secret Garden, our aim is for our students to grow into confident and capable young people who are ready to move on to the next stage of their development. We cater for children with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) where a child’s main area of need is Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) or communication and interaction.
The Secret Garden has a strongly inclusive ethos and welcomes all pupils who meet the admissions criteria regardless of race, gender, or disability.
Each child is treated as an individual, with their own bespoke learning plan and goals that cover both cognitive and social aspects of their development. These goals are achieved by small steps leading to achievable outcomes at each key stage.
Our team have access to a wide range of tools to help them to create a structured learning environment that gives each child the support they need.
Short term or permanent placements
Small class sizes of 4-8 students and high staff ratios, with one-to-one support available if required
A full and exciting curriculum based on the National Curriculum, with individual timetables and personal education pathways
A real-time assessment platform where all professionals involved with the pupil can view their progress
A variety of interventions and therapies
Family support/link worker, to help with maintaining links between school and home
Partnership working with schools to maintain continuity for children and their education pathways
How to Make a Referral
If you would like to refer a child to the Secret Garden, please get in touch:
Call: 01675 488 825
What information do I need?
In order to help us to progress your referral, please provide as much information as possible about the young person and their individual needs. If possible, include a copy of their draft or final EHCP.
What happens next?
We’ll make contact with you to speak about the young person and their needs, and if we believe we can meet their needs, we will arrange a visit.
After your visit
If we feel that we can meet your child’s needs and enhance their education and development outcomes, we will offer a placement. Once funding is in place, we will arrange for the transition to our provision to begin.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.