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Statutory and SEN Information

Contact Details

DFE registration records the main site for official communications is the Kingsway Centre.  Parents and carers are encouraged to contact the site which their child attends for day to day communications.





Places at the Short Stay School are allocated on a needs basis. Referrals are accepted from the mainstream partner schools and the Local Authority.
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Outcomes and Results


A key outcome for our work is the developing partnership with local schools and the drive to resist use of EPP or permanent exclusion. The Short Stay School works in close partnership with local schools to provide support and programmes to allow learners to stay in their home schools where ever possible.


We are  proud of our reintegration success rates for learners who attend on Emergency Planned Place (EPP) which are summarised below.


EPP information


Emergency Planned Place  Information


These places are used by learners who could have been permanently excluded from schools due to one off or persistent behaviour issues.



Number of EPP worked with in year(1)

Number re integrated in year M/S (2)

Number re integrated to special/specialist programme in year or in following school year (3)

TOTAL re integrated in year

















  1. learners who met threshold for permanent exclusion from a NW Surrey Secondary school and had an emergency planned place agreed at the NWSSSS
  2. learners who were re integrated into a NW secondary school after attending the SSS as and EPP
  3. number of learners who left NWSSSS to be placed in specialist provision



Learners who returned to mainstream following EPP are tracked via the IYFAP meetings. We are are delighted that so many learners achieved GCSEs following a re integration to mainstream. Case studies are available to highlight success stories.


Our success rate for learners maintaining their place for 6 terms after a KS3i intervention averages at 70%.


Each year our programme manager works with schools to ensure Y11 students have pathway plans.  All of the learners who were in Y11 in 2015 and 2016 have places at college or are on educational programmes. All learners from this group had an opportunity to achieve English and Maths qualifications and all left with at least one qualification.


2016 - GCSEs

A-C grades

5 student achieved at least 1 GCSE at grade A-C


A-G grades

9 students achieved at least 1 A-G grade

4 students achieved 5 GCSE a tA-G inc Eng and Ma

2 students achieved 4 GCSE at A-G inc Eng and Ma

2 students achieved 3 GCSE at A-G inc Eng and Ma

1 student achieved  GCSE at A-G


Functional Skills

7 students entered for various elements of Functional skills by school and/or SSS

4 students achieved EL3 Maths

3 students achieved EL3 Eng

2 students achieved L1 Eng

1 students achieved L2 Eng


Science Qualifications

2 students achieved GCSE in science

3 students achieved alt qualification in science

1 student achieved both





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Ethos and Values


We hope you can gain a sense of our ethos from the 'key information' provided on our website.


A key value for our school is partnership. We are partners with the learners, families, local schools, LA, health care practitioners, police and emergency services, and each other. By working together we are able to create strong and honest relationships which support learners on their journey.


The Short Stay School is committed to supporting learners and schools in a way which enables learners to maintain a place at a local school. We believe exclusion can be a very negative and damaging experience for young people. We work relentlessly to support young people to develop self regulation and coping strategies so that they are better able to manage in a mainstream setting.


We recognise learners have a broad range of learning and friendship opportunities in mainstream schools. In addition to the excellent classroom, arts and sporting facilities of our local schools, we recognise 'life is mainstream'.


Learners are encouraged to develop their own skills so that they can go on to make a worth while contribution to the community in which they live.


We recognise that everyone makes mistakes and use the principles of restorative justice to recognise when harm has been done and restore relationships.