As a Pupil Referral Unit, admission to St Christopher’s and Montgomery Road are through the Local Authority’s In Year Fair Access Panels (IYFAPs).
There are three panels (North Suffolk, South Suffolk and West Suffolk) that meet every month for primary and secondary admissions to PRU and alternative provisions.
Admission to St Christopher’s and Montgomery Road is usually through the South Suffolk panel.
Additional support through the outreach services, ‘managed moves’ to other mainstream schools, referral to the educational psychology services and other strategies are also considered in these meetings. The panel consists of senior leaders from all mainstream schools, the educational psychology service, the Early Help team, Youth Offending, LA Outreach services, the inclusion team within the LA and Heads or their Deputies from each alternative provider or PRU.
More information on this process can be found here:
Once a place is agreed, St Christopher’s (KS2 and KS3) and Montgomery Road (KS4) will work with the young person, their parents/carers and their current school to enable a smooth transition.