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Admissions

Admissions can be made at any time during the year, but usually take place in September, when pupils coming to the end of Year 6, transfer from our linked Primary School, The Birches, or from mainstream schools. The Local Authority controls admissions. Manchester Local Authority’s policy for determining admissions to maintained special schools is based upon matching the special educational needs of individual pupils to the particular range of needs provided for in each school.  Special schools are broadly classified as providing for a particular type of special educational need.  Since many pupils may show a combination of needs, the predominant identified need will normally be the determining factor in school placements.

Pupil placements follow a formal assessment of the pupils’ special educational needs.  This process usually results in the issue or amendment  of an Education Health Care Plan, naming the school which offers the most appropriate provision for the pupil concerned.

We invite you to explore our website and see the school information and online news. There is a useful welcome video for new starters here  http://www.melland.manchester.sch.uk/transition/ which gives an online tour of the school and facilities.