Bents Green School is a secondary school for young people age 11-19. All young people who attend Bents Green School have an Educational, Health, Care Plan (EHCP). We are a special needs school for young people with Autism Spectrum Condition and Communication and Interaction difficulties.
Bents Green School operates over 4 different sites.
· Ringinglow Road Site – this is the main site of the school community. Students Y7-Y10 access their education at BGS school. The school curriculum has three pathways to match the needs and abilities of students within Ringinglow Road. See website for further details.
· Westfield Hub – based at Westfield School. This is a specialist hub. Students are on roll of Bents Green School but access Westfield School lessons. Students are supported to access mainstream lessons and follow GCSE courses. Students will have some lessons delivered within the Hub. However, we expect students to access at least 50% of mainstream lessons. Students who are selected to access the Hub provision are academically able to manage the GCSE curriculum and manage the sensory environment of a mainstream school. We have a maximum capacity of 20 students at the Westfield Hub.
· Post 16 at Sheaf Training we currently have two post 16 groups (Y12-Y14) based at Sheaf Training (near the Northern General Hospital).
· Gleadless Site – we have three classes of Bents Green students who are at the Gleadless site on Hollinsend Road. This includes Y11 and Y12 students.
Bents Green School follows the Sheffield City Council policy on school admissions.
Parents/Carers wishing to apply for a place at Bents Green School should speak with their school SENCO. All young people attending Bents Green School must have an EHC Plan.
Students with an EHC Plan should be discussing transition options as early as Y4 or Y5 as part of the annual review process.
Parents/Carers can request a tour of the school by contacting the school directly. We hold tours every month for Parents/Carers. The tour and information session usually takes over 1 hour as we share information about the curriculum offer for all year groups.
We would encourage Parents/Carers to refer to the Sheffield Local Offer for further details and support.
We would also ask Parents/Carers to refer to the SEN Code of Practice 2015
SEN Code of Practice Page 172 -174