Please click here for the Admissions policy: Admissions Policy 2022
Archdale School provides education for children with severe and complex learning difficulties and disabilities. Many of our pupils have additional needs in the areas of mobility and physical development, vision, hearing, communication and some children may have related Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
Children gain placements at Archdale School by Sheffield Children and Young People’s Directorate (SEN Department) after careful assessment of their educational needs. Parents/carers must be involved and their views
A visit to Archdale School is arranged for parents/carers and child before a decision is made about school placement. Some parents/carers choose to visit on their own; others prefer to come with a portage worker, parent partnership, family member or other professionals they are involved with.
When the decision that the child is to be admitted to Archdale has been made, further visits are encouraged to discuss with us the child’s needs, arrangements for transport, school meals and other practical matters. Staff also visit the child if they have a placement e.g. at another nursery, or school which provides an opportunity for liaison with the professionals working with the child. A home visit before admission is also organised. Specialist staff working at Archdale e.g. physiotherapist, occupational therapist are informed and do home visits if the child requires special equipment for use in school.
An interview with the new parents/carers is arranged either before
We offer a flexible approach to settling new children
Archdale School follows Sheffield City Council's school admission arrangements which can be found by clicking here.
Pupils can be admitted from the academic year they turn four. Children are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week. This can be taken in full or half day sessions. In the academic year that a child reaches