Spring Hill High is an independent, special school for male and female students between the ages of 11 to 19. Our students predominantly have a primary special need of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) or communication and language needs. In addition, students may have formal diagnoses, for example, Autism Spectrum Condition, ADD, ADHD, Mild to Moderate Learning Difficulties, Conduct Disorder, Attachment Disorder.
We are open to students of all religions and cultures.
Admissions arrangements for disabled students may be found in our Accessibility Plan (see Pupil Policies in the website footer)
Admission to Spring Hill High School is via Local Authority SEND Teams. Admissions are welcome throughout the year and the process of application is the same. Parents/guardians can request that Spring Hill High School is a preferred choice for their child and the consultation process can begin whereby the Local Authority will provide your child’s Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Making an informed decision - an opportunity to see our school in action
If you would like to visit our school, please contact Clare on 07564 044432 or email her [email protected]. She will arrange a tour and you can meet with Gary, Headteacher. Your visit is most welcome!
If you have a preference for our school you must contact the local authority, who will consult with the school on your behalf.
The local authority will consult with the school’s admissions panel, before naming the school in your child’s EHCP.
The school’s formal response to the local authority
In accordance with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001, the school will make a formal response to the local authority within 15 working days of the consultation date, unless the time period falls within a school holiday that is longer than two weeks.
Due to the severe complexities of our potential students, we sometimes have to ask for extra information so that we can do the necessary risk assessment that will help us to decide whether we are the correct provision for your child. Our formal response to the local authority is dependent on how quickly we receive information from various agencies.
If the school can meet the needs of your child, the school will forward to the local authority a formal response which takes the form of a risk assessment and proposal.
The school then awaits a final response from the local authority.
Formal confirmation from the local authority that your child has a place at Spring Hill High School
- Once the school receives formal confirmation from the local authority that your child’s placement in the school has been agreed, the school will contact you as well as organise an induction pack for you and your child..
- We will inform you of the start date, name of school site your child will attend and name of the Phase Leader that will be looking after your child.We will invite you to a meeting with your child’s Phase Leader as part of the induction process.
- Please note that an adult with legal responsibility must be present at this initial meeting.
Spring Hill High School may refuse admission of a child or young people due to:
Spring Hill being unsuitable for the child's age, aptitude, ability, or SEN or
The child's attendance would be incompatible with the efficient education of others or the efficient use of LA's resources (s.39 Children and Families Act 2014)
If the parent and/or LA feels that the decision upon not meeting a child’s need is outside of these reasons then the parent and/or LA can appeal this decision and submit the consultation for placement again.
Request A Prospectus
If you would like to find out more about Spring Hill High School and see an overview of what we offer please click on the button below to request a prospectus.
Arrange A Tour
If you would like to visit our school, please click on the button below to arrange a tour of the school and meet with Gary, Headteacher.