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, a diagnosis of PDA or ODD, a significant global developmental delay or challenging behaviour are not appropriate for Snowfields Academy.
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.
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 take a look at our upcoming events or contact us for further information.