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Admissions to the School are controlled and arranged by the Local Authority. For further details contact the ‘SEN 0-25 Team North’ on: 01392 383000.

For information about Devon County Council’s Special Educational Needs local offer please click here.

The SEND Local Offer

The Local Authority currently commission 137 places at the School.

Governors Statement of Admissions

Pathfield is a school for children with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.

Criteria for Admission

Students are considered for admission to Pathfield on the basis of the following criteria, providing they have a full Statement of Educational Need or a Education Health & Care Plan:

  • Severe Learning Difficulties (S.L.D.)
  • Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (P.M.L.D.)
  • Sensory Deprivation if accompanied by S.L.D.
  • Physical Disability if accompanied by S.L.D.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder if accompanied by S.L.D.

We would encourage parents to arrange a preliminary visit to the school by contacting the Headteachers office to enable us to discuss your child’s needs – 01271 342423.

Age Limits

Pupils are welcome at Pathfield from the ages of 3 to 19.  Parents and pupils begin consideration for Post 16 provision at a person centered transition review in year 9. The options for various specialist colleges and courses, Pathfield Post 16 provision and adult services are explored early with staff including Careers South West.

Before admission, parents will need to fill in the necessary forms, providing information regarding their child’s medical needs and an address and telephone phone number for emergencies.  If you wish, the school office will be happy to give guidance on the filling in of these forms.