Kisharon School is a special school which provides 40 places for children of both genders in the age range 4 to 19. The school caters for children and young people who have complex special educational needs (SEN) requiring a holistic education and therapeutic approach. This includes pupils with moderate (MLD), severe (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), Autism with MLD/SLD/PMLD, and physical disabilities with learning difficulties.
Pupils may also have all or some of the following needs:
- Complex neurological impairment;
- Severe epilepsy;
- Acute medical conditions, which require constant medical/classroom supervision and immediate medical intervention;
- Feeding difficulties including enteral feeding;
- A moderate/severe level of sensory impairment with learning difficulties.
Our school provides therapy provided by our experienced team of in-house therapists which includes speech, occupational, music and physiotherapy as well as pet therapy, hydrotherapy and horse riding. All pupils have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which is person centered so that every pupil can achieve their own potential. The school has a Jewish ethos.
Referral to the school
Children are referred to the school by local authorities who name the school in a child’s Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Pupils will also be admitted without an EHCP for the purpose of an assessment of their SEN from a Local Authority, normally for no more than 20 weeks.
Places will not be offered to independent applicants; however, parents wishing their child to be considered for a place at the school should contact their LA in the first instance to ask for the school to be named in their child’s EHCP. Prior to entry, parents/carers and professionals may contact the school directly to request a visit.
Before naming the school in an EHCP the LA will have consulted with the school, through the Headteacher and Governing Body, in line with their statutory obligations. The school will advise the LA on the suitability of the school provision in addressing the needs of the child. Relevant factors for the school to consider in consultation with the LA are whether:
The school can meet the child’s special educational need and disability;
- The child’s placement is compatible with the efficient education of the other children with whom the child would be educated; and
- The placement is an efficient use of resources.
Having taken the school’s and parent’s views into account the LA will decide whether to name the school in the EHCP. If the school is named in the plan, it will admit the child.
For further information on our school and the process for obtaining a place here, please contact 020 8455 7483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to the placement, parents/guardians together with their child will be invited to visit the school. On this visit they will be given a tour of the school and may meet key staff as appropriate.