Admission Arrangements


Grange School is a special school which provides 174 day places from EYFS to KS5 in an environment

where pupils with identified and statemented Complex Cognitive Difficulties (SLD and ASD as the

primary needs), can access a specialised and holistic education. The carefully planned environment

and engaging, personalised curriculum on offer is designed to meet the needs of students with a

learning difficulty. All pupils must have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education,

Health and Care Plan naming the school.


At Grange School we offer a  carefully thought out curriculum, with the curriculum focus developing as

the students move through the Key Stages e.g. with more focus on developing independence and life

skills through simulated and real life experiences. Effective and strong links will be forged with the local



For further information on our school, and the process for obtaining a place here contact Manchester

City Council Admissions 0161 245 7166. 


Other school policies and further information can be found on the school’s website


In the process of considering naming Grange School in a plan the LA must consult with the school and

the school will consider the appropriateness of the placement for an individual and would also ensure

that naming a child for Grange School would be in the best interests of the children and whether the

school could meet their needs. The final decision on the school to be named rests with the local

authority responsible for maintaining the statement.


We can only accept referrals from Local Authorities (LA). Whilst parents are welcome to visit the

school and can be provided with information about the school, the school cannot proceed to the

admissions stage without local authority support. Parents wishing their children to benefit from our

provision should ask their local authority to name our school in their child’s EHCP.



Although parents can indicate to their local authority the school of preference to be named the

authority may not agree with the placement identified. In such circumstances parents have the right of

appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (SEN & Disability). The school will adhere to LA decisions.


Private funding of places

Grange School is unable to offer places to families who wish to independently fund the placement.


Communication and Confidentiality

All information relating to the proposed placement of any individual are confidential. There will be

open and regular communication with relatives, carers and advocates, which acknowledge and respect

the needs of each user.


The school will liaise with the local authority to ensure they are kept up to date.


Get In Touch

Grange School, Matthews Ln,

Manchester, M12 4GR

Main Contact: Dee Roche

0161 231 2590

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