Applications Process

Admissions Criteria:

Please note that as a new Academy, Snowfields is not yet listed. It is one of Kent’s C&I (Communication and Interaction) specialist provisions alongside Grange Park, Broomhill Bank and Laleham Gap and as such has similar admissions criteria.

Students at Snowfields Academy must have an Education Health and Care Plan with ASD as the Primary Need.  Students must be working at, or close to, age expected attainment levels, within 2 years of age expected and capable of achieving GCSEs at the end of Year 11.

Students with a primary need of SEMH, diagnosis of PDA/ODD or Global delay are not appropriate for Snowfields Academy.

Admissions Process:

Students at Snowfields Academy must have an Education Health and Care Plan with ASD as their Primary Need.  Students should be working at, or close to, age expected attainment levels, within 2-3 years of age expected and on a pathway to achieving GCSE or Functional Skills qualifications at the end of Year 11.

We cannot meet the needs of students with a primary need of SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) or physically challenging behaviour. 

The admission of pupils with EHCPs to special schools is a decision for the local authority (LA) who has statutory responsibility for arranging their provision. There are admissions criteria for each special school in order to determine if a particular school would be a suitable placement to meet the needs of the individual student.

If your son or daughter is currently in Year 5, or Year 6 and you wish to choose Snowfields Academy as their secondary school transfer, you will need to advise the LA, usually via the Annual Review process.

Contacts for District SEN Offices: 

  • North Kent
    Joynes House, New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AT
    Tel: 03000 41 93 45 or email: SENNorth@kent.gov.uk
  • South Kent
    Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8XU
    Tel: 03000 42 08 89 or email: SENSouth@kent.gov.uk
  • East Kent
    Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS
    Tel: 03000 42 11 60 or email: SENEast@kent.gov.uk
  • West Kent
    Worrall House, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4AE
    Tel: 03000 42 09 97 or email: SENWest@kent.gov.uk

How to arrange a visit:

To inform your decision we welcome you to join us at one of our regular open events throughout the year. Please see our website or contact us for further information.