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At Soundwell Academy we understand how important it is for us as an Academy to make sure parents, carers and the referring authority have all the information they need in order to make the right decision regarding a school placement. Choosing the right school for your young person can be a difficult and daunting process and we hope to make this as easy and as quick as possible.

For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by a local authority, in the child’s Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Soundwell Academy will work in partnership with local authorities and parents/carers to assess the suitability of a student’s referral through the Annual review process. Young People with EHCP’s stating SEMH or SLCN (ASC) as their main special educational needs can be referred by their Local Authority to our Special Academies. Parents wishing their children to benefit from our provision should ask their local authority to name one of our Specialist Academies in their child’s EHCP. 

Soundwell Academy will organise pupils into classes according to need. We will specialise in providing high quality provision for students with EHCPs for either Social, Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) from ages 5 to 18 years.

There is no fee payable by the parents/carers for their child to attend any of the Trust Academies. The academy is unable to offer places to students whose families wish to pay such a fee.

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