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Admissions- What do I do if I want my child to attend Discovery?

Discovery Academy is a special school with 80 planned places for children aged 7– 16 who either have a diagnosis of autism, or are on the diagnostic pathway with a strong view from professionals that you child will be diagnosed.  They may also have related Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs. Some children may also have specific learning difficulties (SPLD) which results in them working below age-related expectations in some subjects.

For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by a local authority, in the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (‘EHCP’).

The school is not responsible for allocating school places as the above process must be followed.

For general information and advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities please contact the Sheffield Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Team (SSENDIAS) on 0114 273 6009


For advice on Education, Health and Care Plans or assessments please contact Sheffield Special Educational Needs and Disability Statutory Assessment and Review Service (SENDSARS) on telephone: 0114 273 6394 or e-mail: SENDAssess&

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