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Visits and tours of the school

Sladewood Academy welcomes visits from parents and carers who are considering Sladewood as a suitable school for their child.

Admissions to all Gloucestershire special schools come via Gloucestershire County Council – parents are unable to apply directly to Sladewood for a place.

In the first instance, you should discuss a change of school with your current school’s SENCO or headteacher, or at the EHCP review. This request is considered by Gloucestershire Local Education Authority’s SEND panel. The panel will consult with special schools on whether the needs of a child can be met within their setting before making a decision.

Parental preference is always considered by the SEND panel when they are placing a child.

If parents would like to arrange a visit, they can contact the school on 01453 709300. A member of the school office team will look to add you to one of our open day tours.

If you need more advice and support, the team will link you with a senior member of staff who will be able to help with your enquiry.  During the tours our staff can talk to parents regarding their child’s needs but cannot look at the EHCP during this time. Future visits and tours can be arranged if needed.

Please take a look at our Commissioning Brief for further information:

Commissioning Brief
Sladewood Academy