Admissions

Bright Futures School is registered with the Department for Education as a school providing for pupils aged 5 to 18 years. Although our oldest pupils are only now approaching their 16th birthdays, the 5 to 18 age range will enable the school to meet the continuing needs of older young people up to and including  their 18th year.

School pupils will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SSEN) and a diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. They may well have good language skills but will have experienced difficulties in coping with the demands of other education settings. Parents will be seeking a school that provides a quiet environment, lots of personal 1:1 support and a different approach to learning.

We welcome informal contact from parents and professionals and we encourage visits to the school before making any decision to apply for a place at the school. Application will usually be made by the Local Authority. School managers will then visit the prospective pupil and parents/carers at home to assess the suitability of the requested placement and will report to the Local Authority.

Fees are paid to the school proprietor (Bright Futures School Limited) by the Local Authority. We are not able to consider private funding.