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If you are considering Samuel Laycock School, please take the time to check our website for information to inform your decision-making.

Every child who attends Samuel Laycock has an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). On this plan there is a named caseworker from Tameside Local Authority SEND team. Admissions to Samuel Laycock are determined by Tameside Local Authority and not the school. The LA have to consider the needs of the pupil, the type of provision we offer, the number of places we have available, and whether there are alternative settings that may also be suitable to support your child.

The school is consulted for their views, and we will make an assessment based on the paperwork we receive (which parents will have seen) and a visit to see your child in their current setting. Often other schools and settings are also consulted at the same time if they could also potentially meet the needs of your child. The named caseworker will then inform families of the decision that Tameside have made. Once agreed with parents, a setting is then named on the child’s EHCP.

Demand for places at Samuel Laycock is currently very high, and there are never enough places available to meet the number of applications we receive.

If you wish your child to attend Samuel Laycock School, please submit your application as early as possible. We try to keep to a September admission date, when places become available once our oldest pupils move on to post 16 provision.

If you have questions, or you would like to discuss potential admission for your child, please contact the school for advice.

Please also discuss school placement with your child’s named caseworker from the Tameside SEND team – they are your contact with the Local Authority admissions team, and part of their role is to support you through this process.