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The best way to find out if St Mary’s is right for you and your child is to come and visit us. This way you can see for yourself pupils engaged in their learning, the facilities we have to offer and meet the people who will be working with you and your child.

What can you expect on your visit?

The senior member of staff who arranged your visit will greet you and ensure that your visit is designed to help you find out the information you need to be able to make this important decision. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to talk to a variety of staff and to see firsthand what we can offer.

What next?

After your visit, if it is appropriate the senior member of staff supporting your visit will discuss and arrange for a formal assessment of your child. Assessments are typically held over three days. More information will be given to you at the time the assessment is arranged.

The assessment process:

Your child will be placed in the most appropriate class and, if required, residential setting, which can include the Interim Placement and Assessment Centre. During the visit your child will follow the timetable for their identified group and attend speech and language, occupational therapy and physiotherapy assessments. The Admissions and Assessment Teacher at St Mary’s is responsible for your child during the assessment period, ensuring they are appropriately supported throughout. Our Child and Family Support Worker will ensure that we have the relevant information in advance of the assessment and keep in touch with your child’s stay.

A full multidisciplinary report is provided after the assessment which details your child’s performance whilst at St Mary’s.

Please call Wendy on 01424 730740 or email  Once we have taken some initial details one of our senior leaders will call you back to find out a little more about your situation and to arrange a visit.