Prospective parents or carers, Local Authorities and professionals are welcome to visit Prior's Court, see our provision and meet staff. If you would like to discuss whether Prior’s Court School or Young Adult Provision may be suitable for a prospective young person, please get in touch with our Admissions Manager who can advise according to the young person's specific needs. You can also arrange a visit on one of our open mornings.

AUGUST 2021 admissions status:

SCHOOL (ages 6-19) - We have a very limited number of places potentially available but not before September 2022 onwards (pending tribunal appeal outcomes).

Prior's Court withdrew from the Section 41 approved schools list in December 2020.

ADULTS - The Young Adult Provision (ages 19-25) is at full capacity until September 2022 at the earliest with very limited spaces in the future.

Admissions documents

Prior's Court School Admissions Policy Prior's Court Young Adult Provision Admissions Policy
Open morning dates - to be announced

Open mornings

Our open mornings are a chance for parents and other visitors to take a look around our provision, view the facilities, meet staff and find out about available places and the admissions procedure. To minimise disruption to our young people we limit the numbers on each open morning and therefore ask that anyone who would like to visit book a place using the details below.

We regret that we cannot accommodate children on these visits.

Contact the Admissions Team

Enquire about a placement

Make a referral as a Local Authority

Make a referral as a parent/carer

If you would like to arrange a visit, please take a look at the open morning dates above and contact Reception to book a place:

t: +44 (0)1635 247202
e: [email protected]

For further information about the admissions process please submit an enquiry or contact the Admissions Team using the details below.

t: +44 (0)1635 245914
e: [email protected]

Admissions procedure 

With the support of the placement authority, a pre-placement assessment will be undertaken, following which our admission panel will make a decision about the suitability of the placement. If successful a carefully planned transition is undertaken with parents/carers fully involved.

Admissions process flowchart

Step by step guide

Please see our admissions policies at the top of this page for full details of our admissions criteria and procedures.

  1. Read through the information on our website to see if Prior's Court might be suitable for your child.
  2. Contact Prior's Court Admissions Manager using the enquiry form or the Admissions Team contact details above. They can answer any questions you may have about our provision.
  3. Contact your local authority to discuss your preference.
  4. Arrange a visit as described above.
  5. The Admissions Manager will then guide you through the rest of the process to establish whether or not Prior's Court is suitable for your child and advise of next steps.

If you do not have contact details for your local authority, you can find them on the website

Oversubscription criteria

When capacity is reached, we do not have flexibility to accommodate any oversubscription. Local authorities and parents/carers are able to request that Prior's Court advise of any change to the availability of places.

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