How to

If you are a parent, referring school, CAMHS, private psychiatrist, or other supporting organisation. You can get in touch with any questions by completing the form below or email Danielle our admissions officer


Step 1

Initial enquiry - Enquiries can be made via our online enquiry form, calling our admissions officer, or emailing our admissions email address

Step 2

Referral form - You will be sent a referral form to complete which will provide the team with the background information of the prospective student and the reason for the referral. The intake form should only be completed by the referring organisation e.g. school, CAMHS, private psychiatrist or other supporting organisation.

Step 3

Referrals Meeting – The gateways team go through each referral and discuss if the young person meets the admissions criteria, along with fitting in with the existing gateways cohort. If the referrals meet this criteria, then it is processed onto step 4.

Step 4

Initial meeting – The parent/guardian, referring organisation and student will be invited into gateways for a meeting with 2 members of our team and given a tour of our building.

Step 5

Final Decision – The team will review the referral and make a final decision about offering a place at gateways.

Step 6

Welcome - Once accepted, a welcome pack will be sent out which will include an agreed timetable. The young person will be offered a trial period of up to 6 weeks to ensure there is good attendance and engagement before finalising a permanent place at gateways.

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