Referrals & Admissions

Admission Criteria

Belmont School Caters for a wide range of needs including:

Social, Emotional, Mental Health and other associated conditions, which may adversely affect themselves, others and their learning. Presenting behaviours will be severe and possibly multiple and may include the following; challenging, disaffected, disruptive, disturbing, withdrawn, isolated, anxious, depressed, self-harm, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactive disorder, conduct and oppositional disorders

Cognition and Learning difficulties including MLD, SpLD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia, below to average cognitive ability with discrepancies in attainment and/or achievement, gaps in learning from disrupted education

Interaction and social difficulties including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, difficulties with social interaction, difficulties with language, communication and imagination, associated challenging behaviours

A young person may be considered for a place at Belmont School if they can be described as being within one or more of the following categories:

  • They have a delayed developmental profile, i.e will be functioning at a significantly below-average level of general ability
  • Where, despite a period of sustained reasonable adjustment strategies from the young person’s mainstream setting, the young person’s needs continue to be unmet
  • They present other significant needs that require sustained specialist interventions, therapies and teaching approaches that can be more appropriately delivered within a complex needs school
  • They have an EHC plan or are under assessment for a plan
Admissions Process

All pupils admitted to Belmont School will have been initially referred by their Local Authority (LA). If, after reviewing the information provided, the school believes that the pupil meets the admission criteria, arrangements will be made with the LA for the parents/carers and pupil to visit the school. The visit will include a tour of the school, introduction to key staff and a meeting at which the school policies and curriculum are discussed. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. This visit will be supported by a visit to the pupil’s home by the school’s Assistant Head (Secondary), where any additional matters can be discussed within the pupil’s home environment. If, following these visits, all concerned are agreed that the pupil’s needs can be met at the school and that the pupil and parent/carers are committed to the placement, arrangements will be made for admission. The pupil will then be offered an assessment place for up to two terms, during which a meeting will be convened to make the placement permanent, with the agreement of all parties.

The LA will:

  • Make any arrangements for transporting the pupil to and from school.

The school will provide free to each pupil:

  • School polo shirts and sweatshirts. Black or dark grey trousers are also required, but should be provided by parents. Parents may purchase additional polo shirts and sweatshirts from the school if they wish.
  • Our breakfast club provides hot drinks and cereals or toast on arrival at school each morning.
  • A school meal at lunchtime.


The school provides places for up to 148 boys aged 5 to 18. Classes normally have no more than eight pupils. Our Admissions Policy can be found in the Policies & Procedures section.

Admissions Enquiry

To enquire about a child attending our school please contact Loretta Muldoon, Admissions Manager, at