Admissions and Local Offer

The Brier School caters for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties, complex communication difficulties, complex needs and speech and language difficulties.


Referrals can be from a number of sources such as The Local Authority, the early years team, enhanced nurseries, and assessment units. When parents of pre-school children are looking at specialist provision, the pre-school teacher may visit The Brier with parents to support them in ascertaining whether The Brier School can meet their needs.


Parents will be given a copy of the School’s prospectus during the visit. The Head Teacher or member of the senior leadership team may contact previous establishment and make a home or school visit if necessary.


When a place is allocated by the SEN team after consultation with the school, general forms are completed including Medical, General Consent for outdoor activities, Pupil Information and the Home School Agreement. Care plans may need to be written before entry to the school.


There is a carefully planned induction for pupils which involves a parent meeting and visits to a pupil’s new class. All pupils usually attend school on a full-time basis, although in some circumstances, phased induction may be necessary.


Parents may telephone or contact the school regularly during their child’s initial settling in period. We can also speak by telephone and contact each other in the Home/ School book.

Our school website contains detailed policies and procedures. Parents and carers are also welcome to phone the school office and ask for paper copies of any policies.


Requests by parents regarding transport arrangements should be Directed to

Children’s Services 01384 81430.



September 2019

Address Saltwells Education Centre,
Bowling Green Road,
Netherton, Dudley,
West Midlands,
Telephone 01384 817373