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Admissions & Prospectus

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Here at Lighthouse School Leeds we offer an exceptional, personalised education and learning for children with an autistic spectrum condition (ASC), or related communication disorder.

Abilities will range from moderate learning disability to high functioning and the curriculum will be tailored around each pupil’s needs. All students must have a diagnosis of ASC or related communication disorder and be within the stated age range of 11 – 19 years old.

All students attending Lighthouse School require an Education Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs from their local authority. This document identifies the school as the most appropriate provision for the student based on having high needs.

Our priorities for pupils attending Lighthouse School Leeds are:

  • Personalised transition programme to help each new pupil settle in to Lighthouse
  • Pupils taught in groups which match their ability rather than their age
  • Flexible teaching which responds to the needs of each pupil within a class
  • All teaching occurs in small groups
  • High staff ratios are in all groups including a teacher, senior tutor and a number of tutors
  • Providing a personalised curriculum for students
  • Developing appropriate qualifications for students

Local Authorities make the final decision on placements.

Prospective Parents Events

At Lighthouse School we run a number of prospective parents events and tours over the school year, which give an overview of the school and its ethos. These events are specifically designed for parents and give you opportunity to see the school in action and talk to our staff. We pride ourselves in giving our students a calm, predictable environment and therefore we are unable to provide individual tours.

The events run from 9.30am - 11.00am and the dates this year are:

  • Tuesday 1st October 2019
  • Tuesday 26th November 2019
  • Tuesday 28th January 2020
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020
  • Tuesday 28th April 2020
  • Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Please contact the school on 0113 4570605 to book a place.