Our Transitions and Tours

Prospective pupils and admissions.

PLEASE NOTE: TO ATTEND THE MENDIP SCHOOL, YOUR CHILD MUST HAVE AN EHCP AND DIAGNOSIS OF ASD OR SLCN.

Our admission arrangements remain based with Somerset Local Authority and follow their processes. This can be found on their website here. Additional information can be found in the Mendip School Admissions Policy found here The Admissions Policy.

Our PAN (Published Admissions Number) is 152. Our pupil number on roll can change weekly.

We do not currently provision by year group but instead allocate places based on need and whether or not we could meet the needs of your child in an age appropriate group.  At the moment we are full across the school but are considering places for some class (usually lower primary) dependent on whether we would be able to meet their needs.

The consultation process must take place through the Local Authority, we would be unable to identify through a conversation with yourself whether or not we would be able to meet the needs of a child or young person. Once we receive the consultation pack from the Local Authority we are given 15 days to review the documentation and make a decision, the school would notify the Local Authority of the decision.  At this point it is up to the Local Authority to agree the most appropriate placement and notify parents/carers.  We are unable to accept any documents not provided by the Local Authority as they should hold all the relevant information, reports and assessment for each child.

Tours of the school.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are currently unable to take any further bookings for tours of the school before the end of this coming summer term, July 2024.  If you would like to book a tour of the school, please can we ask that you email us in September so that we can offer you a date. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused. (Updated March 2024)

From September, if you are interested in a tour of the school, please email bookings@themendipschool.com  and include the following in your email;

Name and contact details (email and phone) for parent/carers / name and age of child / child’s diagnosis / stage of consultation (are you just looking around or in contact with Local Authority).

We hold tours on Mondays at 1:30pm.

We please ask that no more than 2 parents/carers attend the tour and where possible children are not brought along. Thank you for your understanding.

If you wish to book a tour of the school for a prospective pupil, please email bookings@themendipschool.com

Please note tours are unavailable during the first and last weeks of each term.

 

Main Entrance