Referral and Admission Process

Age ranges –Key Stage 2 children - Pupils aged 7-11 years

Referral required – Yes

Referral Details

Referral to Youth Challenge Primary is through a panel process. Pupil placement at Youth Challenge Primary is commissioned by the Local Authority. The panel is chaired by the Local Authorities Development Manager of Inclusion, and is consists of Local Authority staff, Bolton Impact Trust staff and Primary Head Teachers that meet once a term (see dates below)

Schools refer to panel through the Early Help Process, at the Early Help review meetings schools must request a place at Youth Challenge Primary as an action and reasons why the placement will benefit the child. Schools or the lead professional must ensure YCP is named on the EH form as a service, the paperwork must be signed by the parents/carers  before it can be shared with panel.

All completed paperwork should be forwarded to the Local Authority - Alison Gregory (Inclusion team) by the closing dates (see below)

The panel prioritise offer of places based on the presentation by schools to panel of the Early Help form, the reviews and any additional evidence.


Panel Dates School Year 2021/22

Panel 1 –25th November 2021 for admission in January 2022 (Spring term)

                  (closing date for panel paperwork - 15th November 2021)

Panel 2 –10th March 2022 for admission in April 2022 (Summer term)

                  (closing date for panel paperwork – 28th February 2022)

Panel 3 –23rd June 2022 for admission in September 2022 (Autumn term)

                 (closing date for panel paperwork - 13th June 2022)


Other Relevant Information

Youth Challenge Primary Admission Journey 

Youth Challenge Primary Admission Procedure