Who do we support?
North Hill House School provides specialist day and residential education for up to 60 children and young people. Our students must be aged six to 19 years old and be diagnosed as having ASD and associated conditions.
The admissions process
We accept referrals from a range of different routes, such as:
- Expression of interest from a local authority
- Direct referral from a local authority
- Parental referral
- Professional referral
Our dedicated referrals co-ordinator oversees all visits, as well as collating information from parents and the young person’s current or most recent placements so that we have a 360 degree view of the student’s needs. This information is audited by the Senior Leadership Team and the wider staff team also input into the process as required. Based on this, if appropriate, we will then invite the young person and their parent/carer to visit the school for an assessment. This is a vital part of the admissions process as we feel the student must want to be part of North Hill House School if the placement is to be successful. During the visit they will meet with education and therapy staff (as well as residential staff if applicable) so that we can better understand their needs. This process helps us to gather all the information that we need to make an informed decision and ensure that we only offer places to the right young people that we truly believe will thrive at North Hill House School.
After gathering all the feedback and outcomes from the assessment day, we will look at whether we feel we can meet the young person’s needs. If we believe that we can, then we will make an offer of a place.
For more information about placing a young person at North Hill House School, please contact Judith Blackwell, our Admissions & Referrals Co-ordinator: