Admission to the school is through the Medway Council Special Educational Needs Department.
Places are offered to learners with complex needs who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan and are resident in Medway. Their needs must fit the school’s specialist areas of provision.
Most learners are admitted at normal transition times i.e. when moving from primary to secondary school and from year 11 to post-16 education. The Medway Council Special Educational Needs Department has processes in place to assist parents and learners at these times. You should speak to the SEN Coordinator at your child’s current school to discuss these arrangements.
Admissions also take place at other stages in a young person’s education such as when an Education, Health and Care Plan is put in place for the first time, following an annual review or when a child moves into the area. In these circumstances contact should be made with Medway Council Special Educational Needs Department – details can be found at http://www.medway.gov.uk/schoolsandeducation/admissions.aspx
Parents and children who wish to visit the school to help them to make the best choice of school for their needs should, please contact the Rivermead school office.
For further information about Medway Local Authority’s local offer, please visit: http://www.medway.gov.uk/carehealthandsupport/supportfordisabilities/medwayslocaloffer.aspx