Children and young people between the ages of 11 and 16 years with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
We cater for pupils with the following Neuro Diversity Development Needs:
Those who fall within the Autism Spectrum / ASD Pathway- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) / Pathway
Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH)
SEMH is a broad and varied spectrum, we are catering towards those who need support with Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) We are not a behavioural school.
Our cohort is carefully selected to ensure that the dynamics between pupils is positive and creates an environment where those who have previously struggled making friendships can work together with alike peers on their social communication needs.
We cater for pupils with the following Social Support Needs:
Students who are a Looked After Child (LAC)
Students who need support with LGBTQ+ (students experiencing identity crises, are being ostracised due to their sexuality and self-identity)
Students with Anxiety / School refusers that would benefit from a smaller personalised school setting
We have specialised and experienced staff and a creative curriculum to support our pupils coming to us having missed chunks of their previous education.
At Arts Education we highly encourage what we call 'Discovery Days'. We normally recommend up to three 'Discovery Days' prior to your child starting with Arts Education, as these are designed so that we can give a much better sense to your child of what lies ahead, and crucially whether your child will be happy in our environment.
Applying for Enrolment
Students are typically referred via their Local Education Authority (LEA).
Your LEA is part of your local council.
A Child's LEA is where the child's registered address is / where child lives most of the time
Not sure who you local council is check your wheelie bin - the name of your local council is normally printed on it.
The cost of each student place will be funded by the child’s Local Education Authority
Our admissions policy is a 3 step process:
firstly, we receive your child's paperwork from your LEA, we will go through the EHCP to consider if we can meet your child's needs.
Secondly, If we feel Arts could be the school for you and your child, we will contact you for a viewing, if you are happy to proceed and we are confident we can meet your child's needs, we will complete and send all the relevant paperwork back to your LEA.
The final stage offers our young people the opportunity to come and experience one of our 'Discovery Days' where they will have a taster of between 1 to 3 days (depending on the individual) to help with their transition to Arts, and so they know what to expect.
How your referral is reviewed at ARTS
SEN Home to School Transport
Your child may be eligible for LA SEN transport between home and school. If your child already receives LA transport, you will need to re-apply as there is a change in school placement.
Knowsley Local Authority Transport
Use the link below to take you to the Knowsley Transport Portal for applications for home-school transport. This portal can also be used for any transport queries you have. The application only takes a few minutes.
If you wish to speak with a LA transport officer, please contact them using the details below.
Tel: 0151 443 2440
Address: Education Improvement Team
Liverpool Local Authority Transport
Use the link below to take you to the Liverpool Transport Portal for applications for home-school transport. This portal can also be used for any transport queries you have. The application only takes a few minutes.
You can also email the Liverpool SEN Transport team using the following email address: email@example.com
St Helens Local Authority Transport
Use the link below to take you to the ST Helens Transport page for applications for home-school transport. St Helens requires you to complete a form located here and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.