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.
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 6 and you wish to choose Snowfields Academy as their secondary school for September 2021, you will need to advise the LA, usually via the Annual Review process. The LA have confirmed that they are currently working to identify and name placements for all current Year 6 pupils by 15th February 2021 for September 2021 admissions.
If your son or daughter is currently in Year 5 and you wish to choose Snowfields Academy as their secondary school for September 2022, you will need to advise the LA of this decision via the Annual Review process. Advice from the LA is that this process starts from April 2021 at the earliest.
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:
Due to the current concerns around COVID-19 and additional guidance which has been put into place we are unfortunately not able to allow for tours during this time. If you do wish to sign up for a tour when we are allowed to do so then please email the following address to be added to the waiting list :email@example.com.