Pupils are admitted to the school via the Local Authority. Pupils must have a Statement of SEN or an EHC plan. A referral is made from the pupil’s current setting via the SENCo, with agreement from parents (usually discussed during an Annual Review meeting). The referral must contain reasons for the referral with evidence from all other professionals involved in the care of the pupil. A County panel comprising Special Needs Officers and Headteachers from all local Special Schools, including Stone Lodge Academy Headteacher, meet each term to consider referrals, agree on the appropriateness of provision and allocate places. The main criteria are that pupils fit the ‘Moderate Learning Difficulties’ designation, but they may also have other complex difficulties.
Visits to Stone Lodge Academy from parents and/or SENCo’s are welcome, please contact the office for more information.
Further help may be sought from –
Children & Young People’s Services
Suffolk County Council
8 Russell Road
Tel No. 01473 265832
Fax No. 01473 216853