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School places for vulnerable children

We must provide for school-age children who face problems with getting a place outside the normal admissions round. This includes:

  • children from the criminal justice system or pupil referral units who need to return to mainstream education
  • children who have been out of education for two months or more
  • children of Gypsies, Roma, Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers
  • children who are homeless
  • children with family backgrounds for whom a place has not been sought
  • children who are carers
  • children with special educational needs, disabilities or medical conditions, but without a statement or Education, Health and Care Plan

For more advice, see the fair access protocol.