Newfield Primary School

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Admission to the ARP is coordinated through Brent Special Education Needs 0-25 Team . All children who are admitted must have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


Admission Process:

  • Brent Special Education Needs 0-25 Team will send the EHCP of suitable pupils to the school SENDCo or the Headteacher.
  • The Headteacher and the ARP Admission Team will consider whether the pupil fits the criteria for admission in principle.
  • The Headteacher will contact the child’s current setting for a discussion about the child and will, wherever possible, visit the child in their setting.
  • The Headteacher will invite the parents and the child to the school for a visit to Laurel Class.
  • If it is felt that the child is suitable for the ARP and that the school can meet the child’s needs, a transition programme will be created. To help the child settle in as smoothly as possible, admission will initially be on a part time basis and the child may be dual registered for a short time. Once the child has settled, the child will attend on a full-time basis.
  • If it is felt that the child is not suitable for the ARP, the Headteacher or the SENDCo will contact The Special Education Needs 0-25 Team and inform them of this.


Admission Criteria:

  1. Children are expected to be able to spend some time in the mainstream school. They should be able to access their mainstream classroom at least 10% of the time.
  2. Children should have some basic communication and listening skills.


Pupils in Laurel Class are not funded for 1:1 support. Staffing levels are currently set out as 4 adults per 12 pupils.