Admissions - Assessment Procedure

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AP Admissions and Assessment ProceduresAP Admissions and Assessment

Our AP Admissions and Assessment Procedures for the in take of children and young people is efficient and ensures that all the relevant information can be gathered to provide an accurate assessment so that we can tailor the learning experience to each individual.

Step One - Referral

An ADO Education Referral Form can be downloaded for completion by the relevant body for example, School, Local Authority, Fair Access Panel or CAMHS. These can be downloaded from our ADO Library HERE> and are available as a PDF or a Word Document in the Forms Section.

Documents can be attached including any EHCP, relevant therapeutic intervention reports or previous educational provision reports that will be relevant for review and planning of the child or young person’s learning programme.

The information requested within the referral form covers the following areas:

♦ Data Collection Including Medical & Psychological Background ♦ Previous Or Current Therapy Interventions ♦ Subjects Of Interest Relevant To The Learning Programs Available ♦ Short & Long Term Life Goals ♦ Social & Family Background ♦ Details Of Educational History & Achievements ♦ Current Educational Difficulties ♦ Effective Management Strategies In Use

Step Two - Contact

Once the library of information is on file, an ADO AP school lead will make contact with the referrer to discuss the requirements and cover off any finer details required.

Step Three - Assessment

Our assessments provide a quality of service to ensure that we have all the necessary information to formulate a programme that will benefit the child or young person. It also provides a chance for first contact, a chance to see the proposed site, so that expectations are met for all stakeholders. An initial site visit and assessment visit will be arranged for the applicant, parents-carers and any other stakeholders as deemed appropriate.

Step Four - Review

The Senior Management team will discuss and review the existing assessment information for the child or young person and build a programme based upon the information received, provided and formulated from the meeting.

Step Five - Agreed Duration

Dependent on the ideal placement period and number of days required per week, a trial period of 2 days or longer may be agreed upon. This will precede the agreed overall duration as part of a contracted agreement.

Final Steps

If the AP School feel they can meet the applicant’s needs, the referrers agree terms and a place will be offered subject to availability. 

If you would like to make a referral, please download the ADO Education Referral Form for completion HERE> and email to ADO securely either by using document password protection sent by separate mail or a secure mail system such as Egress.

Please send the completed ADO Education Referral Form to


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