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Pupils who attend The Rise School have a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and have an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school as their designated place of learning.

We consider each application on an individual basis, please see our latest admissions policy.


Admission process

We invite parents and carers to visit our school as part of the application process.

If it appears from an initial enquiry from a local authority that a placement at The Rise School may be suitable a prospective pupil, the following process takes place:

  1. The prospective pupil will be invited in to be taught alongside the school’s current cohort of pupils in core subject lessons.
  2. At this first observation, parents will be invited to visit the school and given further information about it.
  3. Following the initial observation, if it is felt that the school may be able to meet the prospective pupil’s needs, the school will invite the pupil to spend three days being taught alongside the school’s current cohort of pupils. 
  4. Following assessment of the prospective pupil, a recommendation is made to the local authority either to offer a place or outline why it feels it is not able to meet this pupil’s individual needs.
  5. If there is a place in the year group and the school feels that the prospective pupil’s needs can be met, a formal offer is made in writing to the child’s local authority.



 To find out more information about the process and about applying please submit a contact form.

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