Admission to the Link School is usually via the Vulnerable Pupil Panel which meets monthly. The panel consists of representatives from the Link School, Virtual School, Educational Psychology, Key Stage 1 PRU, and Returners, as well as representatives from main stream schools and academies. When considering a placement the panel must consider the steps that the home school has taken in order to meet the needs of the young person in a mainstream setting and how effective these have been. The panel must also consider the appropriateness of the placement and how this may impact on existing learners. The Headteacher will ensure that the school meets its obligations in discharging the Local Authority’s statutory duties with regard to Section 19 of the 1986 Education act (the full time education of permanently excluded pupils).
You can read our Admissions Policy by downloading the PDF below.
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777