We provide a highly supportive transition process for all our students and their parents/carers. Students transition into Aspire via the following pathways:
Referral from the Local Authority when a child is permanently excluded from their mainstream school.
Individual mainstream schools commission a place for a child they consider to be at risk of permanent exclusion through the partnership arrangement.
Students from out of Rotherham area who have accessed a Pupil referral unit can be admitted into Aspire from Strategic Fair Access Panel
RMBC can commission a specialist place for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan for Social Emotional and Mental Health through EHCP formal consultation.
Virtual Schools can commission a place for Looked after children who are at risk of permanent exclusion.
Students at the PRU have access back to mainstream schools via two routes: the school partnership route or the Rotherham Schools' Strategic Fair Access Panel. To be considered for both these routes students have to undergo a readiness for re-integration assessment and be sponsored by the Headteacher of the PRU.
Our students may also be considered for specialist provision through the annual review process when an Education Health and Care Plan has been issued.