Finding the right school is so important for children and young people. At St Dominic’s School we have a comprehensive admissions process to ensure that a placement will be in the child/young person’s best interest and will enable them to achieve ambitious goals and live life to the full.
St Dominic’s School offers up to 150 places for pupils and students aged 7-19, typically with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Speech, Language and Communication Needs. All applicants will have an Education, Health and Care Plan and many may have more than one area of difficulty.
Admissions are handled directly through Surrey County Council. In the first instance you should contact them directly on 01483 517890 and, if appropriate, a Case Officer will be allocated and formal papers sent to the school for consultation. If there is availability and potential for your child or young person’s needs to be met, we will contact you and their current provision to learn more about how we may support them. They may then be invited to spend time in a class with the existing cohort and undertake Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Numeracy and Literacy assessments. This is all very low key and helps us establish whether we can provide the best outcomes.
The Admissions Team coordinates the referral and admission of all new pupils and students and is on hand to offer much needed support to families throughout this process. Families are welcome to visit the school for an informal tour without their children. Prospective pupils and students invited for an in-class assessment become very familiar with the school during their visit.
For advice about admissions, or to book a tour, please contact the Admissions Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below our Admissions Policy and Procedure for more information.