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Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre

The school is set in rural Derbyshire with close transportation links to the diverse cities of Derby, Leicester and Sheffield.We specialise in working with young people with severe and complex Speech, Language and Communication Needs incorporating High Functioning Autism.We have over 25 years of nationally recognised skill and experience within the educational field of ASD and Communication and our team of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists is one of the largest in any school across the country. This, alongside our Mental Health Team provides us with an unrivalled level of expertise.We operate Term time only. Residential placements availableThe range of difficulties that the school is able to support includes:Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) andAsperger’s Syndrome (AS)Specific language impairment (SLI)Selective mutismAcquired brain injury (ABI)All of our students’ academic abilities are broadly within the average (or just below the average) range for their age.We are able to arrange free, no obligation observational assessments.Referal and Admissions procedure:Call us to arrange to visit the school and let your Local Authority know that you would like your child to attend Alderwasley Hall School for an assessment.If your Local Authority supports your request for a placement they will send us your child’s referral papers. If they do not support your request please contact the Assessment Team for advice.Once we have received your child’s papers and met them personally, we will make a decision about whether to invite your child for assessment. Assessments usually take between one and four days.Assessments for students with very complex needs can last up to six weeks to ensure appropriate understanding of need.After the assessment has taken place we report our findings to the Local Authority and parents, confirming whether a placement at the school would be suitable or not.To arrange a visit or to make a referral please contact:Caroline EatonGroup Referrals ManagerTel: 01332 378 840Email:

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