All admissions to Mary Elliot Academy are managed by the Local Authority SEND team.
To discuss assessment requirements, please contact the Walsall SEND Assessment Team:
Telephone: 01922 652871
Address: Educational Development Centre, Pelsall Lane, Rushall, Walsall. WS4 1NG.
Following statutory assessment of need an initial statement/EHCP is made and a school will be identified as being suitable to meet the objectives that have been identified. In statements this is Part 4 of the document. Prior to finalising the placement, parents/carers will have the opportunity to visit schools so that they can make an informed decision. Prior to finalising the placement, the school will be asked to agree it. If the school declines, this can be appealed.
Transfer to Mary Elliot School can occur at any age starting from the term in which the child enters Key Stage 3 - Year 7.
In addition we feel that it is important that any child who may be about to enter Mary Elliot should visit beforehand. In this way we hope to involve the child, parents and carers as much as possible at all stages and to familiarise them with the new surroundings in order to reduce any feelings of anxiety. Staff will often visit the feeder school to ensure that we place the pupils in the correct group when they join.
In certain circumstances it is possible for a child who is to attend Mary Elliot full time, to begin with a programme of gradual transition for a limited/agreed period.
Transport arrangements are via the SEN team and not through the school.
Walsall SEN Transport:
Mark Smith and Ashley Thomas are the key contacts for Walsall Transport.
They can be contacted at:
Telephone: 01922 653762 or 01922 653761