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Astrum Multi Academy Trust is now in the Pre-opening phase for the New Free School- Hatchside School.

11 September 2019 (by Louise Parr (admin))

The planned opening date has been confirmed for 2020-2021 and work is going on towards this date. The Planning of the building design is complete and the planning application was approved by Redbridge Planning Committee ein July.

Hatchside School- The proposed date initial for the opening of the School is 2020-21. If you have any comments or questions, please email us : 

Hatchside School is a special school for 64 pupils with a focus on the assessment and targeted early intervention for pupils aged 2-7 with a range of special educational needs and disabilities including: severe and complex needs; social, emotional and mental health (SEMH); speech, language and communication needs (SCLN); cognition and learning and communication and interaction difficulties. Some of the pupils will attend having an EHCP already in place and where the school is felt to be appropriate to meet the needs as per the plan. Other young children with emerging complex needs will benefit from a period of detailed assessment at the school to ensure educational arrangements at statutory school age maximise potential and opportunity of inclusion. Where assessed and agreed appropriate the Local Authority will issue an EHCP. The class sizes are very small and staff are highly trained in this area of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. The curriculum is child led and focuses on the development of life skills and independence to prepare children for the next phase of education and maximise the skills and learning they will need for inclusion. At Statutory school age, where appropriate, the children will access subject specific learning. The pupils without EHCP’s will undertake a statutory multi-disciplinary assessment after an initial settling in period, to decide on the appropriateness of creating an EHCP for them and then a phased well planned transition and transfer to the agreed provider or mainstream school. Early intervention is seen as a key aspect of the school and re integration into a mainstream school when deemed/assessed and appropriate is a key focus for this stage.