Admissions may be made any time during the school year, but the majority take place in September.  Westhaven School provides education according to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001) for learners whose areas of need are:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognitive and Learning
  • Emotional and Social Development
  • Sensory and/or Physical

All the learners at Westhaven experience a learning difficulty that is significantly greater than other learners of the same age or they may have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities found for children of the same age in a mainstream school.

All admissions are made in accordance with the current school criteria and the appropriate legislation.  Learners who attend Westhaven School have an EHCP. Before entry their parents, and then the learners, usually have visited the school.

Places are offered subject to availability and suitability and only if parents feel that they can support the recommendations set out in this booklet.  Mutual co-operation between parents and the staff of the school is seen as the key to a successful educational experience for each child.

For more information please see your school’s SENCO officer or contact the North Somerset School Admissions team.