Referral and Admission Process
Age ranges –Key Stage 2 children - Pupils aged 7-11 years
Referral required – Yes
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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2020/21
Panel 1 – Wednesday 26th November for admission in January 2021 (Spring term)
(closing date for panel paperwork - 16th November 2020)
Panel 2 – Thursday 4th March for admission in April 2021 (Summer term)
(closing date for panel paperwork – 22nd February 2021)
Panel 3 –Thursday 17th June for admission in September 2021 (Autumn term)
(closing date for panel paperwork - 14th June 2021)
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