Our Admissions Procedure
For detailed information on our admissions process, please watch our admissions video here
To see a tour of our schools please click here:
The Green Room Windsor is an Independent Day School for boys/girls aged 12-16 years. Our 6th form (GR6) provision is for boys/girls aged 16-18. Our Graduate Programme is for boys/girls aged 19-25. The school has capacity for 35 pupils.
The Green Room Kingsley is an Independent Day School for boys/girls aged 11-18 with a capacity of 15.
Parents/Carers/Teachers/Social Workers are invited to call the School and speak to Admissions to discuss the suitability of a potential pupil if they are interested in applying for a place at the School.
The admissions procedure is then as follows:
After an initial enquiry is made, we request relevant papers and Education Health Care plans from the relevant local authority.
Our admissions panel will then review the documents and information gathered from the initial enquiry to determine whether a good ‘fit’ is likely.
We will then invite the potential pupil, parents/carers, social/case/family workers to meet the Head of School and Head of Therapeutic and have a tour of the school. During this meeting both parties can get a feel for whether the placement is likely to work. The focus of the meeting will be the young person’s needs, thoughts, ideas and aspirations. Once this meeting has been completed everyone can take a little time to determine whether they think the placement could work.
Please note, if the young person is unsuccessful at this stage an optional therapeutic report can be written to aid the young person in finding the right place for them.
If all are in agreement we will suggest a trial day or a series of trial days so the young person can experience school and we can get a better feel for their needs.
If this goes well we go back to the relevant council and agree to the placement and they will then (usually) put the proposal to their panel for a decision on the funding.
Following council approval a place at The Green Room will either be offered (or declined) based on the suitability of the young person.
We will then arrange a start date for the young person.
Please note, at this point that some young people need a step by step plan to help them assimilate to school life and we create this plan based on the pupils needs. It is adjusted as time goes on because some young people assimilate more quickly or more slowly than they originally thought.
It is also worth noting that some young people need to take a step back and restart their learning from an earlier year group to the one they would normally be placed in. We work collaboratively with everyone involved to find the right place for that young person. Examples of this are where a young person has missed so much school in Year 10, they need to go back to the beginning of year 10 to ensure they cover the 2 year GCSE courses in order to give them a fair chance at their GCSE’s. Another example might be where a pupil is so anxious that the goal is to get them into school regularly and then assess their learning gaps and find the best place in the school for them at that point.
Once a start date has been determined the parents/carers will need to arrange transport with the relevant council. This can take 10 days with some councils.
We will request a completed referral form from the council, CTF and pupil files from the young person’s previous school, and we will require parents/carers and young people to complete registration forms, create an account on our School Management System, Arbor, and provide consent for activities/trips/medication/etc.
Meanwhile we will be working on a bespoke personalised integration plan for the young person to ensure their start with The Green Room is as successful as possible. This will include baseline academic testing, an assessment for our vocational studies and an introduction to our Level Best self actualisation programme.
On arrival for their first day, each new Green Room Pupil will receive their necessary resources.
We will monitor the progress of new pupils and if the placement is not suiting them or we cannot keep them safe we will work with the young person/family/council to move them to a more suitable placement.
Please note the Head of School’s decision on admissions is final.
If you are interested in a place at The Green Room please complete this form and we will be in touch: ADMISSIONS FORM