All pupils are admitted through the Local Authority and places may be offered at any time during the year if they are available. All pupils have a full statement of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care Plan before they come to Mill Water and may have characteristics that include:

    • Severe communication impairment
    • Complex physical and/or sensory impairment
    • Autistic spectrum disorder
    • Complex health difficulty that may be life-limiting
    • Challenging behaviour
    • Social and emotional difficulties
    • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
    • Obsessive / compulsive behaviours

Open Mornings will be held to provide all parents/carers with the opportunity to visit the school - these events will be advertised on the homepage of the school website.

Admission to our school

    • Every child or young person admitted to Mill Water School will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
    • All admissions are agreed with Devon County Council's 0-25 Special Education (SEN) Team.
    • Parents, carers, and prospective pupils will be invited to visit the school on more than one occasion before coming to join us. This is so that everyone can agree that Mill Water School really is the right place for the child and to arrange a smooth transition from their current school, or if this is their first school, to make sure that everything goes well from the very start.
    • We want your visit to be as helpful, enjoyable and to the best of our abilities as informative as possible, but please be clear from the start that school staff are not authorised to offer a place to your child.
    • A place can only be confirmed after the 0-25 SEN Team and the school, with parents and carers, have agreed that Mill Water is indeed the right school.
    • If your child is already in a school but you think a transfer to Mill Water School might be in his or her best interests, you should talk to your child's teacher, the headteacher or the SENCO in the first instance.
    • If your child is not yet in school, contact the 0-25 SEN Team at County Hall in Exeter (01392 383000) for advice on admissions to special schools.
    • For an informal discussion about admission to Mill Water School, please contact the school on 01395 568890.