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  • Mowbray School

    Admission Arrangements


If parents are interested in their child attending Mowbray School at either our site in Bedale or our site in Ripon, then it is important to make an appointment through the school office to look around. Parental visits are arranged with other interested parents, we do not do this on an individual basis. We can only admit pupils who have an Education Health Care Plan.


The usual procedure for admission is through your child’s local education authority requesting whether we can meet a child’s special educational needs and if we have a place available, this information can be found on your Local Authorities (LA) admissions website. The Headteacher will only admit pupils once they have visited the relevant site, met staff and with joint agreement from the LA. Visits such as this are usually dependent upon local authority consent. Currently the school has pupils from North Yorkshire LA; Stockton-on-Tees LA; Redcar & Cleveland LA; Cumbria LA; Darlington LA; Middlesbrough LA and Leeds LA.

Once a placement has been agreed by our internal admissions panel and the LA, the school in consultation with the parents/carers and local authority will put in place transition arrangements for the pupil to start at school.  We admit pupils at the start of each term, when spaces are available. Please follow this link to read our admissions policy.