The school serves the community of Hammersmith and Fulham and accepts pupils from several other London boroughs. Children's Services, Hammersmith and Fulham SEN department are responsible for all admissions to the school.
Pupils attending Jack Tizard School either have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC), a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or they attend on an assessment placement whilst the EHC Plan is being completed.
The school population consists of pupils from a diverse range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds with a wide range of severe and complex learning difficulties including those with
physical, sensory, medical, behavioural and autistic spectrum learning needs.
As a part of the Admissions process parents and carers are invited to the school to meet the head teacher and to view the school.
Children's Services will notify parents and carers of the starting date and any transport arrangements if a place is offered and accepted.
Once a placement has been agreed the school will hold a multi-disciplinary admissions meeting to make sure all the professionals involved with your child in school have the relevant information to ensure your child's learning, health and wellbeing needs are met.
A post-admission meeting takes place after 6 weeks to discuss how the child is settling in, look at the proposed learning targets, discuss any priority areas parents may want the school to work on, as well as sharing any worries or concerns they may have.
If a pupil is transferring to Jack Tizard from another school, the Headteacher, or another member of the Senior Leadership Team, will arrange to go and meet the pupil in their current school. An introduction programme is set up that enables the pupil to get used to the staff, and to the new environment, prior to moving.