If you have any questions or require further information please contact:
Morven Simpson - Admissions & Promotions
Making an enquiry
All our students have a current EHCP. We welcome enquiries from students from all local authorities. And have worked with many local authorities over the years including Wakefield, Kirklees, Leeds, Rotherham, Barnsley, Essex, North Yorkshire, City of York, Derby City, Derbyshire to name a few.
If you feel that Camphill Wakefield is a suitable next educational placement, we suggest the following:
If appropriate a visit to campus can be arranged. Small groups are shown round by one of our staff and a student guide.
Our next date is 4th March 2022.
After visiting Camphill Wakefield and you consider us to be an appropriate placement, you must inform your local authority of your decision. This may be done as part of the annual EHCP review process, through the current setting’s careers service or directly to your SEN case worker. The Local Authority should write to all the settings you request to consult with them as to whether they can meet the young person’s special educational needs and aspirations.
Please also let us know that you are considering us so that we can begin to gather information in advance of the local authority consultation process.
We may visit the current placement to meet and observe the young person as well as discuss support/learning needs with staff.
Depending on circumstances we may be in a position to offer taster days when we will undertake discreet assessments as well as giving the young person the opportunity to experience college life.
We would be grateful for any information on the young person in advance of the consultation process beginning. This may be in the form of EHC Plan, professional reports, social care reports, support plans from school. Please share these with us.
When the Local Authority consult with us, they will send us a copy of the draft EHCP and formally ask us whether we can meet the young person’s special educational needs and aspirations. Using this and any information you have shared with us, the Admissions team will assess and decide whether to offer a placement.
If the decision is made to offer a placement, we will respond to the local authority who will be funding the placement.
When written confirmation of funding is received then Camphill Wakefield will write to you to confirm the place and a start date will be given.
We understand that transitions are a potentially stressful period for both the young person and the family. We are also aware that all our students are individuals and as such have differing needs. Therefor each young person’s transition is different. We work with families and schools to provide as smooth a transition process as circumstances allow.