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Admissions to Fairfields School are managed by the local authority, please contact them in the first instance to find out about admissions and appeals arrangements.

School Tours

We encourage prospective parents to have a look around the specialist provisions in their area in order to make an informed decision on the best placement for their child. If you would like more information about our school, or to arrange a tour please contact Katie Cooke on 01604 714777 or email  

School admissions arrangements for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Fairfields School offers specialist provision for children with an Eduction, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).       

As a special school we follow the admission arrangements set by West Northamptonshire Council. The information below is taken from their website https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/education-health-and-care-ehc-plans-process-and-assessment/school-admissions-arrangements-children

If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan there is a separate process for your child's school admission. Please read the information regarding the Education, Health and Care plans consultation process.

For further information on the consultation process and education arrangements for your child please contact your EHC caseworker or EHC officer.

Education, health and care statutory needs assessment in progress

Primary school applications

  • If your child has an education, health and care statutory needs assessment in progress you will need to complete a preference form and apply for a primary school place in the usual way.
  • If you think that your child has special needs and they are not currently attending an early years setting please contact the SEND Information ;Advice and Support Service for West Northamptonshire. A member of staff will put you in contact with one of the Early Years Support Teachers who will be able to assist you.
  • If your child has special needs and they are attending an early years setting, please discuss your child’s school place with the named Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). The head teacher or teacher-in-charge or manager of the early years setting will be able to let you know who this is and how to contact them.

Consultation process

When WNC issue a draft plan, parents or carers are invited to identify a setting for the young person. If the request is for a place in a:

  • maintained school
  • maintained nursery school
  • academy school
  • alternative provision academy
  • pupil referral unit
  • non-maintained special school
  • independent educational institution approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act

WNC must comply with that preference and name the school or college in the EHC plan unless:

  • it would be unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or SEN of the child or young person
  • the attendance of the child or young person there disrupts the efficient education of others or the efficient use of resources

WNC must consult the governing body, principal, or proprietor of the school or college concerned and carefully consider their comments before deciding whether to name it in the child or young person's EHC plan. A copy of the draft plan will be sent to the school or college to inform the consultation. If another local authority maintains the school concerned they too must be consulted.

The nursery, school or college and, where relevant, the other local authority, should respond within 15 days.

Parents and young people may make a representation for a place at a non-maintained early years provision, independent schools, specialist colleges or other post-16 providers. WNC must consider this request but are not under the same conditional duty to name the provider.

West Northamptonshire Council Admission Arrangements

Admission to the school is via the Statutory SEN Team who are based at:

Education, Health and Care Team

West Northamptonshire Council

One Angel Square


NN1 1 ED

Tel: 01604 367125

To find a SEND placement via West Northamptonshire Council, please use the link below.

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Tel: 01604 714777