SEND Provisions & Admissions


SEND Provisions & Admissions

We are committed to meeting the needs of all students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We liaise with parents, carers and previous education providers prior to the student starting their secondary education at Dene Community School, in order to discuss the identified needs, allowing for the planning and implementation of appropriate intervention. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure that the school can meet any needs appropriately.

Full details of the admission arrangements can be found here.

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school. Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school. You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs. The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.