How Our School Admissions Work

Battledown Centre for Children and Families welcomes visits from parents and carers who are considering Battledown as a suitable school for their child.

Admissions to all Gloucestershire special schools come via Gloucestershire County Council – parents are unable to apply directly to Battledown for a place.

In the first instance, you should discuss a change of school with your current school’s SENCO or headteacher, or at the EHCP review. This request is considered by Gloucestershire Local Education Authority’s SEND panel. The panel will consult with special schools on whether the needs of a child can be met within their setting before making a decision.

Parental preference is always considered by the SEND panel when they are placing a child.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) including Autism – Gloucestershire County Council

We are a small special school (65 pupils) for 2–11-year-olds with class sizes which range between 7-9 pupils.  If parents would like to arrange a visit, they can contact the school on 01242 525 472 to help with your enquiry.  During the tours our staff can talk to parents regarding their child’s needs but cannot look at the EHCP during this time. Future visits and tours can be arranged if needed.

Our Commissioning Brief is under review by the Local Authority.

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