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How to make a referral

Referrals to Dovecote School are made by a child’s local authority. You can express a preference for Dovecote School to your local authority’s special educational needs team and should they consider whether we are able to meet your child’s needs, they will contact the school to discuss a potential placement referral.

We also welcome direct contact from parents to discuss their child’s specific needs and to learn more about the unique environment of Dovecote School.


Call 01458 333127

Student profile

Our students will have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and are likely to have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Most will have; or be in the process of having, an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP). The majority of students have a range of needs including ASC, ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, PDA, processing and communication difficulties etc. Some will have associated learning difficulties and many of our young people will previously have encountered negative educational experiences, and consequently lack confidence in their own abilities.