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The School caters for a maximum of 55 students, aged from 7 to 16 years and covering Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.  Students may enter at any stage of their school career, subject to the School’s admissions policy and where vacancies arise.

Parayhouse provides a specialist education for students whose special educational needs emanate from the following conditions:

* speech, language and communication needs

* moderate learning difficulties

* medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and asthma

* syndromes such as Down’s, Soto’s, Aspergers, Fragile X, Tuberous Sclerosis and Prader-Willi

* fine and gross motor difficulties, dyspraxia and sensory integration problems

* social, emotional and behavioural difficulties & delay

Whilst students may have associated behavioural, emotional & social [BES] problems as a result of their language and learning difficulties, Parayhouse is not able to meet the needs of students with BES difficulties or Autism as their sole special educational need.

The School’s accommodation, regrettably does not currently allow it to provide for students with mobility difficulties. Parayhouse complies fully with all aspects of its accessibility plans in line with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Students are referred by their LEAs and associated professionals, or through parental application.  Following parental visits prospective students attend for a minimum of one day for observation [see Admissions Policy] and cannot be accepted via written reports only.

All students are accepted for entry solely on the basis of their special educational needs and the School’s ability to meet those needs, regardless of race, religion and gender.