West Heath School

Information for Local Authorities

We pride ourselves in the proactive and collaborative way in which we work with Local Authorities. Below is some information which is the first step to understanding a little bit about us and some of the benefits to our structure and approach. We always welcome visitors, and would encourage our current and future partners to come and see us to get a full understanding of who we are and what we do.


  • Charity status – low surpluses maintained
  • Cost effective provision
  • Set fee structure
  • In house therapy included in fee*
  • Working collaboratively – Service Level Agreements
  • Included under Section 41
  • Member of NASS – contract applicable
  • Training opportunities
  • 12 week assessment period
  • Range of psychometric and cognitive tests
  • Participation in procurement programme
  • Clearly defined entry criteria
  • Therapy embedded into teaching and support practice
  • Support across key transition stages
  • Clear reporting structure
  • Regular communication and updates
  • Independent (st20) boarding evaluation
  • Community boarding village
  • 3 additional boarding houses – semi-independent living
  • A rural and peaceful environment – 32 acres
  • Sports, swimming and tennis facilities
  • College based provision
  • Good transport links

*When meeting the entry criteria and assessment process