Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit


All our children have an Education Health and Care Plan. Typically, parents request a place at Woodlands via an EHCP Annual Review (or early annual review).


Prior to admission:

  • There will have been concerns regarding the child’s SEND and the best setting for them.
  • Extra professionals will already be involved (e.g. Educational Psychologist, Advisory Teachers from the Wakefield’s Inclusion Team) 


The next steps are:

  1. The request for a place is considered by the Education Health and Care Panel. This is an expert panel that meets weekly at Normanton Town Hall.
  2. SENART, on behalf of the panel, usually consult us by sending the EHCP and any other useful information about your child.
  3. If we have any free places, we consider if we would be suitable for your child.
  4. If we can meet your child’s needs, we confirm this to SENART.
  5. SENART either issue an EHCP naming us as your new school, or send our response to the panel for further consideration.

If a place is approved, we contact you (or feel free to get in touch) to chat about the next steps towards joining us.