Parents wishing to consider Knightsfield School as a placement for their child should first contact the school to arrange a visit. This visit will give parents an opportunity to look around the school, allowing them to see students at work and to ask questions about the school. If possible, parents should bring their child with them on the visit.
Parents who would like their child to be considered for a place, should then arrange an assessment visit where their child would spend a day at the school. He or she would be observed working with other students in lessons, appropriate for their age. This would enable teachers to assess whether the school can meet their needs, with particular emphasis on communication needs.
Once this assessment has taken place, Knightsfield will notify parents if we can meet their child’s needs. They should then contact their Local Education Authority to formally request a place. Requests for placements for non-Hertfordshire children should be made by the Authority directly to the Headteacher. Placements for Hertfordshire children will be considered by Hertfordshireʼs SEN panel.
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 always supported by staff from Knightsfield. This support can take the form of note-taking, lip-speaking, 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.
Please see our Post-16 section of the website for further details.