Admissions at Hope School and College

Hope School and College is an SEN specialist provision catering for pupils 2 to 19 with a range of severe and complex learning difficulties including:

  • Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
  • Complex Medical Needs (CMD).
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition / Severe Communication and Interaction Difficulties.
  • Significant Physical Difficulties (with associated complex learning difficulties)

Wigan Local Authority is our admitting authority, and following consultation with our headteacher, will determine if pupils will be allocated a place. 

The needs of the pupil will be considered alongside the needs of the whole school population, ensuring :

  • We have the staff specialism and ability across school and college to cater for all.
  • The new admission would not be detrimental to our current pupils.
  • We have appropriate resources and facilities to meet all pupils needs.

All Pupils admitted to Hope School and College will have an Education, Health and Care Plan. A very small number of students may be placed by the Local Authority on an assessment place without an EHC Plan whilst we assess their needs and what provision they require.  This will be at the discretion of the Local Authority in consultation with our Headteacher. 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Service (SENDS) at Wigan Council can be contacted via telephone 01942 486136 or for more information and / or advice.

Our specific admission criteria is being reviewed by the Local Authority and will be uploaded here in due course.

Pupils who would be eligible for a place at Hope School and College are defined as those who have severe and complex needs which have a profound and long term impact on the development of both their academic and social skills.