Parents wishing to consider Knightsfield School as a secondary placement for their child should first contact the school to arrange a visit. This visit will give parents an opportunity to look round the school and visit the mainstream link school. There will be the opportunity to see students at work and to ask questions about the school. If possible, parents should bring their child with them to visit the school.
Parents, who would like their child to be considered for a place, should complete an assessment visit request form. The school will then invite the child to spend a day at the school. The child will be observed working with other students in lessons and interacting socially. The purpose of the assessment visit is to ascertain whether the school can meet the childʼs needs, with particular emphasis on communication needs.
Once this assessment has taken place parents should contact their Local Education Authority formally to request a place. Requests for placement for non-Hertfordshire children should be made by the Authority directly to the Headteacher.
Placement for Hertfordshire children will be considered by Hertfordshireʼs SEN panel.
If a placement at Knightsfield School is considered appropriate then an offer of a place will be made through the Local Education Authority and parents would be informed. If the school is not an appropriate placement for the child the reasons would be notified to the Local Education Authority.
Places are available for deaf students within the 16 to 19 Consortium. A range of AS, A level and vocational courses are offered. Students are supported by staff from Knightsfield. This support can take the form of notetakers, lip-speakers, radio aids and individual tutorials.
Students wishing to follow courses in the sixth form must meet the entry requirements for the subjects they choose. Students also have lessons at Knightsfield School to support their courses and may retake English or Maths GCSE if necessary. It is not necessary for students to study three or four A levels as per mainstream requirements.