Community special school admissions
As a local authority school the Isle of Wight Special Educational Needs team decides our admissions,
parents should contact the local authority to find out about the admission arrangements. To do this
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Medina House School is a community special school, with spaces for 83 boys and girls school aged 4 to 11 plus 10 pre-school places, which is maintained by the Isle of Wight Council. All the pupils who attend are directed to the school by the Isle of Wight Special Educational Needs Team and have an Education, Health and Care Plan following educational, medical and psychological assessments.
Criteria for Admission
Pupils will have complex learning difficulties often in association with other needs or conditions and with varying needs of complexity such as:
- Speech and language disorder, impairment or delay
- Physical disabilities
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
- Behavioural difficulties
On receiving a request for admission from the local education authority, the school considers the documentation carefully to ensure we can best meet the needs of the pupil.
Pupils may be admitted into any year group provided that there is a place available.
There are 3 set transition days in the Summer Term for all pupils due to join us at the start of the new academic year (i.e. in September), to ensure that the children become familiar with their new environment. We also make transition books for all of our new pupils.
Once a place has been offered a period of transition and possible part time placement is arranged in line with the individual child’s circumstances and needs.
Transition is an opportunity for the school to work closely with parents and other professionals to further assess the child and decide in which class the child’s needs would best be met.