Admissions are made via Blackburn with Darwen local authority, a child’s mainstream school or consultant referral.

 

St Thomas’s Centre is a dual campus provision that works with pupils aged between five years to sixteen years. Upper school (Lambeth Street) caters for the KS4 pupils, whilst lower school (Hawthorne Street) caters for KS1, KS2, KS3 pupils.

St Thomas’s Centre works with young people who are experiencing difficulties in mainstream settings due to medical needs. St Thomas’s Centre provides education through Blackburn hospital classroom and outreach via home education, for students with medical needs. All referrals are via the medical profession, this provision is based at our lower school campus.

St Thomas’s Centre also caters for secondary age students who are experiencing difficulties in mainstream school due to social, emotional and mental health needs. All referrals are via the young person’s home school or directly from the Local Authority. Places are on a dual registration or single registration basis. Registration will depend on the young person’s individual need.

St Thomas’s is also the LA registered school for pregnant school girls or young mothers.

The number of pupils on roll fluctuates throughout the year and on a daily basis because the centre admits pupils who are on fixed-term exclusions from mainstream schools.

 

Protocols for referring pupils with statements/IPRAs/EHCPs

 

Click on the links below to download our referral paperwork

Pupil information request for a Placement at St Thomas’s Centre

STC SLA and Charging policy Sept 2021

Behaviour baseline Assesment

Pupil safeguarding risk assesment

Pupil generic risk-Assessment

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

 

PLEASE NOTE IN ORDER TO ENSURE PUPILS CONTINUE TO MAKE THE BEST ACADEMIC PROGRESS WHILST AT ST THOMAS’S CENTRE, PUPILS WORK BOOKS IN CORE SUBJECTS WILL BE REQUIRED FROM THE REFERRING SCHOOL

 

Please send all completed paperwork to Amanda Leaver

aleaver@stthomas.blackburn.sch.uk