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Admission to schools in the

Special Partnership Multi-Academy Trust


Schools in the Special Partnership Multi-Academy Trust are special schools. Admission is arranged by the Local Authority, Cornwall Council, for children and young people with a Statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

Admissions are managed by Cornwall Council’s SEN Assessment and Provision Team in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice which refers to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations.  Children or young people for whom a special school placement is considered appropriate will have the school named in their Statement or Plan following consideration by the Special Educational Needs Resource Panel. 

The process for assessing the appropriateness of placement at a school in the Special Partnership will include careful consideration of the child or young person’s individual needs and whether placement would be compatible with the provision of efficient education at the school in question.

The maximum number of places available for children with a Statement of SEN or Education, Health and Care Plan at each Special Partnership school is stated in the school’s Funding Agreement. 

The progress and continued placement of children and young people at a school in the Special Partnership is subject to statutory Annual Review.

Further information regarding the protocols/pathways relating to the admission process can be found at