The Mount Welcomes expressions of interest and applications all year round for residential and day placements. If you think you may be interested in applying for a placement email us at: admissions
If you are thinking about looking to The Mount for a placement you can attend one of our Open Mornings to undertake a tour of The Mount and establish whether our community provides the environment for living and learning that your young person is seeking as their next step towards adulthood - see list of dates:
Arrange an interview visit to discuss in more detail whether this is the right setting for you, and arrange an assessment visit if appropriate. Ensure contact is made with your Local Authority as soon as possible to discuss placement possibilities and express the student's preferences
Young people come to stay for assessment visits (2 days/nights for residential students, 1 or 2 days for day students) to enable a detailed picture of the young person to be established. From this we will draft a needs assessment, leading to a decision as to whether we can offer them a placement, and whether they wish to pursue a future at The Mount.
The Needs assessment, study programme and funding application will then be submitted to the Local Authority for presentation to a funding panel meeting.
On approval of a placement you will then be sent the family and Student handbook and agree a start date.
The Local Offer describes all the services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN, and their families.