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Referrals 0203 988 4682
General 0800 138 8680
Referrals 0203 988 4682 General 0800 138 8680

Admissions criteria

Who do we support?

Sheridan School is a co-educational school for young people aged 8-18 years, specialising in providing education for children and young people with autism and/or SEMH (formally known as BESD) difficulties.

Providing hope when mainstream placements have failed

We specifically focus on the education of young people who are at risk from permanent exclusion, high risk behaviours and other factors that can impact upon the education of the student. A large proportion of our students have come to us because:

  • They have been unable to cope in mainstream schools because the class sizes are too big and they need smaller, more specialist groups
  • The education system does not fit them and their needs and they have often been excluded multiple times

The majority of our pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need / EHCP of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA).

The admissions process

Admissions to Sheridan School are all made on an individual basis and depend upon a detailed assessment of each young person’s needs and our ability as a school to meet those needs.

The Operations Director and Head of School work closely to oversee the admissions process for each and every young person.

After receiving referral paperwork, we look at this in detail to assess whether we feel the young person will be a good fit with our school. If so, the student and parents/carers will be invited into the school to evaluate in more depth whether Sheridan School is the right place for them. If all goes well, an offer of a place will be made.