Stone Bay School is residential/day school for children and young people who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder with associated communication difficulties and moderate to severe learning difficulties. A proportion of young people also exhibit challenging behaviour.

Although the school offers flexibility and individually designed educational programmes, there are certain criteria used to identify the type of need that can be met by the school. Intake is limited by the school’s designation as defined by the Local Authority and by school resources available at any given time e.g. gender mix, availability of suitable bedrooms and health and safety considerations.

The LA has a statutory responsibility for arranging special educational provision for children and young people with Statements of Special Educational Needs. The LA has agreed and published admissions criteria for each special school which are designed to broadly determine the suitability of a referral to the school, be it for a day or residential placement.

Specific Admissions Criteria

Prospective students should be between 11 and 19 of age, of either sex (although gender may limit availability of suitable residential accommodation).

Prospective students will also experience one or more of the following difficulties:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Moderate or Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Impaired Social Skills
  • Behaviour that can Challenge

The school cannot meet the needs of students who experience:

    • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
    • A primary psychiatric disorder
    • Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD)

For Parents and Primary carers.

We are happy to facilitate visits. If you want to arrange one please contact our Student Liaison Manager who will be happy to organise a visit. Referrals will be made through your child’s Local Authority, again if you have any questions just give us a call.

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Admissions Policy