As Hillcrest is a maintained Special School we fall under the local authority admissions arrangements.
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The SEND team also have specific information regarding learners with SEND:
The learners at Hillcrest will all have a education and health care plan (EHCP). All learners will transition onto the new EHCP during their placement at Hillcrest.
Learners that require a specialist provision in Northumberland are submitted through to the SEND team. The team will then allocate an SEN officer who will submit this to all the provisions in Northumberland. Receiving schools will then check capacity and consider if they can meet the learners needs. Parents/carers can then consider which provision suits their child best.
Hillcrest is a secondary provision and can accept learners from Year 7 through to Year 13. We are a non specific specialist provision so any learners needs will be considered.
Hillcrest will carefully consider:
- The age of the learner and suitability of peers
- The needs and interests of the learner
- The resources required for successful placement
- Parental choice
Hillcrest is a 90 place school with a 16-19 provision. Generally schools can not go over capacity unless additional places are agreed by the LA and Head collaboratively.