Admissions Procedure

Local Authorities interested in referring a young person to the College should initially contact the Headteacher on 01905 359257
 
They should either request a brochure or speak to Ian Hardicker, Headteacher and Education Director.
 
Recent and relevant reports on the young person will be requested by the College.
 
A decision will be made by the College on appropriateness of a placement.
 
The Headteacher or Deputy Head from Norton College may visit the young person at their current place of study or home.
 
A visit to Norton College for the young person, their parents or carers and social workers and/or Local Authority representatives as appropriate will be arranged.

Providing the funding Authority approve and assess that Norton College will be able to meet the needs of the young person, an interview for placement and subsequent admission to the College will be arranged.

The referring Authority will be provided with an ʻOffer of Placementʼ letter which will detail the funding requirements.
 
Once this is accepted and funding agreed, a start date for the young person will be set which may include a transition plan.
 
Local Authorities and other schools may refer students to Norton College for access to the range of Alternative Learning Styles while they remain on their school roll.
 
Interested parties are asked to contact the College on 01905 359257 for further details

“Many students have not been successful in other schools. Whether they arrive at the start of the school year or part way through they are efficiently integrated into school life, whatever their different backgrounds or abilities.”

Ofsted Report Oct 2014



It is important to note that Norton College does not have any association with Holistic Education Therapy (HET). Any reference to Norton College on the HET is website is NOT authorised and is not compatible with the ethos and philosophy of Norton College.