Admissions Arrangements

We have 193 planned places which can be commissioned by local authorities, schools and medical consultants.  The vast majority of places are commissioned on a full time basis, although some medical needs places may be commissioned on a part-time basis for outreach support to reintegrate a child back into school.

Wigan Council currently commissions 184 of these places so schools should refer to the Access & Inclusion Team for consideration of a referral to Three Towers.

Medical consultants can refer to us directly as part of a discharge plan by sending fully completed referral forms plus supporting information to:

*protected email*

If you are an organisation that wants to know how to commission a place please email: *protected email*

Parents/carers cannot apply for their child to attend Three Towers.

 

Number of Places

The number and type of place varies in response to the needs of the learner referred, but the total number of places for full time provision are fixed.  Outreach medical needs teaching is more flexible and responsive to need.

Type of place Number of places Referral Process
Primary 4 Direct commissioning from the school, prioritised by Wigan TESS Team
Up to 18 Referral by Local Authority based on TESS priority list
Key Stage 3 24 Referral via Access & Inclusion Team
8 onsite medical needs Referral via Access & Inclusion Team supported by a consultant’s letter
Y10 32 Referral via Access & Inclusion Team
8 onsite medical needs Referral via Access & Inclusion Team supported by a consultant’s letter
Y11 32 Referral via Access & Inclusion Team
8 onsite medical needs Referral via Access & Inclusion Team supported by a consultant’s letter
Key Stage 4

Including eLearning places

50 Referral via Access & Inclusion Team and for medical needs outreach support for a medical consultant required.
9 Direct commissioning from the schools

 

Admission Arrangements

Referrals to Three Towers are considered on a needs-led basis.  Primary referrals are considered by the half-termly Inclusion Panel.  Secondary and medical needs referrals are considered by the weekly Referrals Panel.

Once a referral has been accepted the relevant Admissions & Induction procedure is followed.  This process depends on the Key Stage the learner is in; the support requested in the referral; the identified needs of the individual referred (including their wellness); the expected outcomes for the placement at Three Towers.

Whilst personalised to the learner the different procedures have common strands – a handover meeting at the learner’s mainstream school; a meeting with parents and when appropriate external agencies involved with the learner; a variety of baseline assessments, a 360 pastoral assessment; a visit to the Campus for those referred for onsite provision.