Ashgate Specialist Support School Admissions

Admissions can be made at any time during the year, but usually take place in September. Pupils may transfer from local special or mainstream schools or nurseries. Admissions are controlled by the Local Authority, and a student entering Ashgate School will normally have a Statement of Educational Need or an Education, Health & Care Plan or be in the process of applying for statutory Assessment for SEN.

Visits to School
We recommend that parents and carers visit school when choosing the most appropriate provision for their child. The Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher will be pleased to show you around school and answer your questions. Please contact the main office to arrange a visit.

Tel: 0161 359 5322

If parents / carers wish to have Ashgate named as the preferred school on their EHCP, (Section I, My Placement) they should notify their SENCO and / or casework officer from the Statutory Assessment Team.

If the school is oversubscribed the LA may name 'Specialist Provision on the EHCP when a place becomes available.

For further advice or support contact:
Children's Services
Statutory Asessment Team

First Floor, Universal Square,
Devonshire Street North,
M12 6JH

Telephone: 0161 245 7439.

Information, Advice and Support. (I.A.S.)

(Previously Parent Partnership)

Parent Confidential Helpline: 0161 209 8356 (Monday to Friday 10am-3pm)

Answer phone available when lines are closed: 0161 209 8356


Enquiries from Practitioners: 0161 245 7300

Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester
Westwood Street Centre
Westwood Street
Moss Side
M14 4PH

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of the admission arrangements below.

Ashgate Specialist Support School, Crossacres Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5DR

Main Contact: Lisa ThompsonTel: 0161 359 5322Email:

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