A residential experience to support their educational placement

It is our aim to offer the students at Limpsfield Grange a residential experience to support their educational placement; work towards EHCP outcomes, develop personal care and life skills and enhance their social interaction skills.

Priority will be given to students who live in Surrey whose journey to school exceeds 30 miles (using the shortest route) each way.  Students from Local Authorities other than Surrey cannot have a place in the residential provision unless it is specified in their EHCP.

To ensure transparency and equality we will conduct a needs based assessment in the form of a weighted points system for the allocation of residential beds. The four assessed areas are:

  • The impact of distance and journey time on a student’s capacity to access learning
  • To support a student’s attendance at school
  • To support a student’s mental health and wellbeing needs
  • To provide a residential experience for students who have not previously accessed a residential placement

Placements will be provided on a full time or part time basis for the duration of a term.

We will also consider student and parental views, and whether there is a place in an appropriate peer / age group in the residential provision.

All potential boarders will be subject to an impact risk assessment of the student’s needs and presenting behaviours.

Access to the residential provision is not statutory (unless stated on a student’s EHCP) or compulsory and may not be appropriate for all students. 

Place allocation is not permanent and it may be necessary to rotate some placements to give a wider number of students’ fair access to the residential provision.

Natasha White, Head of Residential Provision
& Sarah Wild, Headteacher

September 2023