All referrals to join Alternative Centre of Education (ACE) are made through the Local Authority SEN service, the referring school or through the Local Authority’s Alternative Provision
The Local Authority SEN team and referring school will ensure that ACE receives a copy of the young person’s EHCP where applicable. If the young person does not have an EHCP, full details of the young person and the current problems or issues being presented will be given.
All EHCP’s and student details are reviewed to ensure that ACE can meet the needs of the young person.
ACE will arrange a meeting with the young person, parents/carers, school/LA present. This meeting is an opportunity for us to meet the young person and for the young person to meet us. Once a decision has been made, the starting date can be agreed for the young person to join ACE.
Please note that as an independent provider it is at the discretion of the school as to whether a place will be offered. The final decision will be with the Head of Centre.
Visits to the school are strongly recommended. Parents/Carers are encouraged to bring the young person with them when visiting ACE.
Please call the main number to arrange an appointment.