Admissions to The Redway School

Informal visits

Ruth Sylvester, Headteacher, Diane Walker, Deputy Headteacher, and other members of our Leadership Team are always delighted to show parents and carers around and to explain about the school and special education in general if so requested.

We always invite parents and carers to see the school, as soon as possible after receiving a request to consider them for admission. (Please see our Admission Policy)

In some cases parents and carers visit the school during the initial assessment period in order to help them to make an informed decision about schooling for their child.

However, parents and carers should be aware that an invitation to visit our wonderful school does not constitute an offer of a place, nor does it indicate that the final outcome of an assessment will be a recommendation that your child comes to a school such as The Redway.

All such decisions remain the responsibility of the Milton Keynes Council’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department.


The local authority is the admissions officer for The Redway School therefore; all referrals are managed by the Special Educational Needs Department.

All children admitted to the school are the subject of an Education, Health and Care Plan. Children can be admitted to The Redway School at any stage of their school career. 

Pupils are only recommended for special schooling after a formal assessment of their educational needs has been made by members of the educational, psychological and medical services in close co-operation with you, as the child's parents.

A parent / carer request for a special school is moderated by the Inclusion Panel, using the Local Authority 'Guidelines for Admission to Special Provision' although the final decision rests with a Senior SEN Manager.

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy