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The Admissions Process

Orchard Manor School is a special school that caters for nearly 200 students aged 3-19.  We also have an outstanding residential provision. 

We provide education and care for pupils with communication and interaction difficulties, Autistic spectrum conditions and learning needs.

Pupils attend either weekly residentially (Monday – Friday) or as day pupils.

Admission to our School

  • Every child or young person admitted to Orchard Manor School has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  • As a maintained school, Orchard Manor is not authorised to offer placements, places are commissioned by the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 0-25 team and can only be offered by them.
  • The SEND 0-25 team specify the provision required for individual pupils and how education, health and care services will work together to meet a pupil’s needs and support the achievement of agreed outcomes for each pupil.

If you have any questions about the admissions to special schools process please contact the SEND 0-25 team at County Hall in Exeter (01392 383000).

You are very welcome to book a tour to see our school by clicking here