COVID-19 & Visits for Prospective Parents
We are currently unable to open the school for visits for prospective parents.
We understand that choosing your child’s school is an important decision and hope that before too long the guidance changes and allows us to welcome more visitors into school.
Lots of information about our school can be found on our website. If you have any concerns, please phone school on 01244 981191. We will take some basic details and either the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher will phone you back.
We will be reviewing our procedure regularly and will update this page with any changes.
Pupils are admitted to Dorin Park through the SEN team at Cheshire West and Chester LA. All pupils must have a statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If a pupil is to be admitted, papers will be sent formally to the school by the SEN team for a response. If there are no commissioned places available at the school, the SEN team will work with the school to examine whether a place can be made available. This will be dependent on health and safety considerations around class sizes related to need.
If the SEN team at CWAC have indicated that Dorin Park may be suitable for your child, we will be happy to show you round. Tours are normally conducted by the Headteacher. Please contact Sharon Jones (Office Manager) at the school on 01244 981188 to request a tour. Sharon will take some initial details from you and then Mrs Mills will call you back to arrange a suitable time to look around and discuss your child’s needs.
If your child does not yet have an EHCP/statement but is in the process of being assessed for one, the SEN team may have advised you to look around schools. We are happy to conduct tours in those circumstances as Early Years children are often still undergoing assessment when we show them around and in other circumstances a child may require a place due to medical needs before assessment is completed.
For the last three years, Dorin Park has been over-subscribed and, to avoid disappointment, we recommend that prospective parents have had an indication from the SEN team that they could be offered at place at the school. If you need further guidance with this, please call the school and have a conversation with Mrs Mills about your particular situation.
Contact details for the SEN team at CWAC:
- Telephone: 0151 337 6505
- Email: [email protected]
- By post: SEN team, Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE