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‘This is a lovely caring school and the atmosphere is so welcoming’ 

Cathy Burns, Halsnead CP School

Getting a place for your child at Finch Woods Academy

This is an important time for families who are making decisions about their child’s secondary education. Our school is committed to helping pupils reach their potential, whatever their race, sex, religion or disability. 

We offer students more individual attention than could normally be delivered in a mainstream school and provide national curriculum programmes of study tailored to meet the particular needs and aspirations of the individual.

 All pupils at Finch Woods Academy must have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan). If your child has an existing EHCP please contact Knowsley Local Authority SEN team on 0151 443 5145 to gain advice and guidance about your child's educational needs. We also can offer places to out-of-borough pupils - please contact your local SEN department for advice if not a Knowsley resident.

 If your local SEN department names Finch Woods Academy as a suitable school for your child, we would encourage you to come and see for yourself all the opportunities Finch Woods Academy can offer. The Headteacher and staff will be delighted to meet you and show you how our pupils benefit from the exciting surroundings and the excellent teaching and extracurricular activities available to them. All staff want to work in partnership with you, as parents/ carers, to provide your child with the best possible education.

Should you wish to appeal the admissions decision made by your local authority, please refer to the appeals information on their website or discuss this process with them via telephone.

If your child does not have an EHCP but you are concerned about their social, emotional, mental health or behaviour difficulties please speak to your child’s School SENDCo in the first instance. The school would need to apply for a statutory assessment with detailed evidence of your child’s needs including educational psychology input.


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