Bright Futures School is registered with the Department for Education as a school providing for pupils aged 5 to 16 years. There is scope (subject to D f E permission) for pupils to remain at BFS for a short period after Year 11, if it is felt they will benefit from an additional year of academic and developmental opportunities before moving on.
School pupils will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and a diagnosis of autism, social communication disorder or related developmental difficulty. 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.
Whilst we are currently full, we do have a waiting list for pupils to fill places vacated by our older pupils in due course.
Fees are paid to the school proprietor (Bright Futures School Limited) by the Local Authority. We are not able to consider private funding.