The local authority is the admissions officer for Romans Field School therefore, all referrals are managed by the Special Educational Needs Department www.milton-keynes.gov.uk.
All children admitted to the school have an Education, Health and Care Plan and children can be admitted to Romans Field School at any stage during the academic year from Year 1 to Year 6.
Pupils are only recommended for special schooling after a formal assessment of their educational needs has been made by members of the educational, psychological and medical services in close co-operation with you, as the child's parent/carer. A parental/carer request for a special school is moderated by the Inclusion Panel, using the Local Authority 'Guidelines for Admission to Special Provision' although the final decision rests with a Senior SEN Manager.
If a place is offered at Romans Field School, then parents are asked to complete a few forms for administrative purposes. It greatly helps the process of changing schools if these can be completed promptly.
Informal School Visits
The Leadership Team are always delighted to show parents around and to explain about the school. We always invite parents to see the school, as soon as possible after receiving a request to consider them for admission. In many cases parents visit the school during the initial assessment period in order to help them to make an informed decision about schooling for their child.
However, parents should note that an invitation to visit does not constitute an offer of a place, nor does it indicate that the final outcome of an assessment will be a recommendation that your child comes to a school like Romans Field, decisions remain the responsibility of the Milton Keynes Council's Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team.
If you disagree with a decision made by the local authority (LA) relating to your child's special educational needs, you can appeal to an independent body called the First Tier Tribunal for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND Tribunal). For more information about the appeals process please click here.