How To Make a Referral 

Students are admitted by referral only.  Referrals can only be made by schools and the local authority.

Referral forms can be completed by a Head of Year, SENCO, Head of Inclusion, or whoever has the best knowledge of the pupil.  However, the agreement form must be signed by the Head teacher or a Deputy to approve the expenditure.  Parental agreement for a long-term placement is also required.

To request a short term placement please contact Deborah Gallagher either by phone 07851 669559 or by email at

To request a long term placement please contact Gary Partridge either by phone 07956 049006 or by email  at

Referral forms must be received at the latest by midday, one day prior to the placement start date.
Once the referral form is received and checked, availability and location of placement will be confirmed by email.

SLA forms must be signed by the Head and either emailed or faxed on 0208 221 9591 before placement can start.

It is the schools responsibility to inform parent/carer of the placement location, start time and date.

Please provide as much information as you can as a suitable and adequate placement can only be based on the information we are provided with and our aim is to meet the needs of the student.

We can not guarantee availability if placements need to be extended. If approved, the SLA will need to be amended and resent one day prior to extension.

Priority of placement is given to schools that have contracted spaces; availability is limited and not guaranteed.

Individual registers are emailed on a weekly basis. Please let us know if there is anyone else you would like us to include.

A report will be provided prior to the reintegration meeting and students return to school providing information on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and reflection.

Depending on the length of placement a member of staff from Education Links will attend the review meeting to feedback and discuss strategies, suggestions or plans.

Any queries with invoicing should be directed to our Administration Officer at




I am pleased to attach the Report of our recent Consultation.