Admission Criteria
  • Pupils will be aged between 11 and 18 years.
  • All pupils will have an Education and Health Care Plan
  • Pupils will normally have been assessed as being within the low average to above average ability range.
  • Pupils may have learning difficulties and/or low attainment that are associated with their emotional difficulties.
  • Pupils may have specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
  • Pupils may be admitted on the basis of their need for a nurturing/therapeutic support.


Admissions Process

All pupils admitted to Waterloo Lodge will have been initially referred by their Local Authority (LA). If, after reviewing the information provided, the school believes that the pupil meets the admission criteria, arrangements will be made with the LA for the parents/carers and pupil to visit the school. The visit will include a tour of the school, introduction to key staff and a meeting at which the school policies and curriculum are discussed. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. If, following this visit, all parties are agreed that the pupil’s needs can be met at the school and that the pupil and parent/carers are committed to the placement, arrangements will be made for admission.


Admissions Enquiry

To enquire about a child attending our school please contact Loretta Muldoon, Admissions Manager on 07875159404 or email