Pupil Referral Unit
Pupils who attend the Hospital PRU must be “medically unfit” to attend mainstream school, either as a result of issues relating to illness, or as a result of issues relating to mental health.
If the child is medically unfit, the LA has a statutory responsibility to provide education during the period of treatment.
If this is the case, the Local Authority requires a letter from a Medical Consultant which:
The Consultant letter is the first step in the LA identifying that the statutory requirement to provide education should be planned and implemented.
In order for the decision to be made that Pinderfields Hospital PRU is statutorily necessary, the Head of Educational Psychology and Assessment Services will consider the request from a Consultant.
Consultant letters indicating a child is medically unfit to attend school should be sent to the
Manager of the Local Authority ‘s statutory processes:
Educational Psychology & Assessment Services
Normanton Town Hall
Further source of information from the
Department of Education:
Ensuring a good education for children who
cannot attend school because of health needs
Statutory guidance for local authorities