Admissions

Introduction

Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) is a special school which provides 50 day places for 16-18 year old students in an environment where pupils with identified and statemented Complex Cognitive Difficulties (MLD, SLD, ASD, ADHD), can access a specialised and holistic education.

The carefully planned environment and engaging, personalised curriculum on offer at WVTC is designed to meet the needs of students with a learning difficulty.

All pupils must have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan naming the school.

We can only accept referrals from Local Authorities (LA). Whilst parents are welcome to visit the school and can be provided with information about the school, the school cannot proceed to the admissions stage without local authority support.

Tribunals

Although parents can indicate to their local authority the school of preference to be named the authority may not agree with the placement identified. In such circumstances parents have the right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (SEN & Disability). The school will adhere to LA decisions.

Private funding of places

WVTC is unable to offer places to families who wish to independently fund the placement.

Communication and Confidentiality

All information relating to the proposed placement of any individual are confidential. There will be open and regular communication with relatives, carers and advocates, which acknowledge and respect the needs of each user.

The school will liaise with the local authority to ensure they are kept up to date.