Admission for students with Statement / EHCP into the main school or PSRP

Process for admission – Main School – Learning Support

The Admissions Procedure for students with Statements of Special Educational Need or Education & Health Care Plans is different from other students.  Parents wishing to name JCoSS on their child’s Statement/Plan should contact their Local Authority.  Transition to secondary school is an important part of the discussion at Annual Reviews for children in Years 5 and 6.

The PSRP provides an education for children with autistic spectrum conditions in a safe, secure Jewish environment. There are 7 places in each year group and admissions are managed by the London Borough of Barnet. The PSRP provides for children of all

Process for admission – PSRP

The local authority (LA), London Borough of Barnet, is the admitting authority to the PSRP as they have the duty to decide whether to name a school or school specific provision on a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Education Act 1996) or Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) (Children and Families Act 2014). In the event of another LA requesting a place at JCoSS this request will be considered as part of the process below and Barnet LA will advise that authority. This process will be implemented by the Children’s Service usually on an annual basis in the second half of the Autumn term.

The PSRP is designed to provide for students who:
1. have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition from a medically qualified clinician which is accepted as the primary special educational need and included in a Statement of Special Educational Need/Education and Health Care Plan;
2. have cognitive or attainment levels similar to peers in the mainstream so needs can be met through reasonable differentiation, modification and adaptation of the mainstream curriculum to enable high levels of inclusion into the mainstream classes;
3. have demonstrated ability to benefit from access to appropriate peer models of social and communicative behaviour;
4. during key stage 2, have demonstrated the ability to learn strategies to modify their behaviour in response to specific interventions and contexts which have been clearly identified and evidenced in their behaviour support plans;
5. in moments of dysregulation be able to have their behaviour modified and managed within the medium-risk setting that the PSRP provides;
6. be able to function effectively in the mainstream with one Learning Support Assistant for every two students or in the provision with one Learning Support Assistant for every two students;
7. be within reasonable independent or supported travel distance (up to 60 minutes is recommended as noted by AA’s online Route Planner) and be able to make a reasonable home to school transition and start to the school day.
Students who do not meet the above criteria are unlikely to thrive in the PSRP which is part of a mainstream Jewish school of over 1300 students. We aim for the full inclusion of all PSRP students in the mainstream school over time, and the education of each student needs to be compatible with the efficient education and health and safety of all others.
To aid appropriate placement decision making, applicants will be assessed against the above criteria to ensure both the efficient education of the student placed and other students in the school and the efficient use of the Local Authority resources.
Parents express an interest by form or letter to the local authority [1] for the JCoSS PSRP by the deadline in October set by the local authority. The LA will provide all available paperwork to JCoSS within 14 days of the request.

[1] SEN Casework Manager, Ground Floor, Building 2, London Borough of Barnet, NLBP, Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, N11 1NP

SEN Admissions to JCoSS – PSRP or Main School

Please click on the link below for information regarding SEN admissions.