As a Pupil Referral Unit, admissions to Old Warren House are through the Local Authority.
Where a young person is struggling to access their learning in a mainstream school because of their complex social, emotional or mental health needs, their very poor attendance, or they are at risk of permanent exclusion from the school, the parents/carers and school can agree to make a referral for an alternative provision placement, such as moving to Old Warren House. This is done by the mainstream school submitting an Inclusion Service Referral form. This can be found through the link below:
Unless a child has been permanently excluded they will remain on the roll of their mainstream school while they attend Old Warren House.
- Once a place is agreed, Old Warren House works with the young person, the parents/carers and their current school to enable a smooth transition. This includes:
- A meeting with the young person and their parents/carers to introduce Old Warren House and discuss what we can offer. This is often at home.
- A visit to Old Warren House to meet staff and students, identify transport needs and make option choices for our vocational placements.
- An assessment of need to ensure the learning offer meets the individual needs of each young person.
- A possible gradual induction timetable, supporting the young person to access their learning at Old Warren House at a pace which suits them.