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Special Arrangements for Entrance Assessments

Learning Support Information for Prospective Parents: Special Arrangements for Entrance Examinations

Norwich School is one of equal opportunities and we conduct our admissions on a fair and non-discriminatory basis.

We are happy to consider pupils with additional learning needs for entry to the school provided they satisfy our admissions criteria.

We encourage you to let us know as early as possible in the admissions process if your son/daughter has any additional learning needs, to enable us to consider any necessary adjustments for the entrance assessments in order to ensure they are not disadvantaged in the admissions process or, if an offer of a place is made and accepted when they enter the school. Adjustments may include arrangements such as the use of a laptop, extra time, enlarged papers etc. A failure to disclose relevant information may result in the school being unable to make adjustments which can be reasonably made and lead to the withdrawal of any offer.

Requests for special arrangements are made by filling in the special arrangements form (available here); all requests should be supported by relevant documentation such as; professional assessment reports written within two years of date of entrance exam, medical reports and/or evidence of history of need/provision at current school. The applicants school will be contacted directly in relation to current provision.

All evidence provided is reviewed by the school’s Sendco and arrangements for the entrance exams subsequently confirmed with parents.

In putting access arrangements in place the school complies with the Equality Act 2010 and with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) Regulations. Access arrangement requests are reviewed in line the requirements of the JCQ and arrangements permitted within public examinations.

Specific SEND enquiries should be emailed to the school’s Sendco sen@norwich-school.org.uk