Referrals to Oswaldtwistle School

Oswaldtwistle School provides education for students who are permanently excluded from their mainstream secondary school and serves the Hyndburn, Rossendale and Ribble Valley areas of East Lancashire. Referrals for permanently excluded students come via the Local Authority’s Pupil Access Team.(Scroll down for East Area)

We also accept referrals for young people working with the East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service (ELCAS) and experiencing a range of medical conditions and anxieties which make attendance at mainstream school difficult for part their secondary school career. Referrals must be supported by a consultant’s letter and completed by the mainstream school where the young person is on roll.

Secondary schools in Hyndburn, Rossendale and Ribble Valley can also refer students, who are experiencing behavior difficulties and may be at risk of permanent exclusion, for an intervention place. The duration and focus of the intervention is agreed at the point of referral with the young person remaining on the roll of both the referring school and Oswaldtwistle School during the placement and until reintegration takes place back to the same school or to a different mainstream school if this is agreed.

A referral form  can be downloaded here and should be fully completed and posted or e-mailed to the address on the form together with a range of background information listed on the form.

For medical referrals, please see this letter from the head of alternative provision. You will need to fill in this form and this form. The dates of panels for Medical Referrals in the year 2017-18 are in this document

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